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John Blaha

John Blaha is an American astronaut who was born on August 26, 1942 in Texas. Before he became an astronaut, Blaha was an Air Force pilot. He has flown over 5500 hours in 33 different types of aircraft.

Blaha became an astronaut in 1980. He has spent over 3864 hours in space on 5 space missions.

In 1989, Blaha piloted shuttle Discovery. The crew performed several science tests. Also in 1989, Blaha piloted a defense mission. In 1991 and 1993, Blaha made several life science tests aboard two different space shuttles. For four months, Blaha flew aboard the Russian Mir Space Station.

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