Portrait of Ken Cameron
Ken Cameron is an American astronaut who was born on November 29, 1949 in Ohio.
Before he became an astronaut, he served as a Marine in the Vietnam War.
Cameron became an astronaut in 1985. He has made three space missions spending
over 311 hours in space.
Cameron was the pilot of STS-37 in April 1991. During this mission, the crew
deployed the Gamma Ray Observatory into Earth orbit. In 1993, he commanded
STS-56. This mission studied the effect of solar activity on the Earth's
In 1995, Cameron commanded STS-74. This was NASA's second Space Shuttle to
rendezvous with the Russian Mir Space Station.
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