Space Shuttle Astronaut

1985:  The crew of Discovery mission STS 51-A, which successfully retrieved two satellites in November 1984. From left to right, they are (back row) David Walker, Dale Gardner, Joseph Allen; (front row) Commander Frederick Hauck and Anna Fisher. With the astronauts is Steven Merritt (bottom right).  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Former Space Shuttle Astronaut Dale Gardner Dies

Former astronaut Dale Gardner, who helped haul a malfunctioning satellite into the space shuttle and back to Earth in 1984, has died at age 65.


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