Robert Crippen

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Birthday
11, 1937
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Texas

About

Pilot of the first Space Shuttle orbital test flight, the Space Shuttle Columbia's STS-1 mission. He later commanded 1983 and 1984 flights on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Before Fame

He was a pilot in the United States Navy.

Trivia

He took part in the first satellite repair mission.

Family Life

He married Pandora Puckett and had three children.

Associated With

He commanded the first five-person crew, which included the first woman in space, Sally Ride.