Portrait of Dale Gardner
Dale Gardner is an American astronaut who was born on November 8, 1948,
Before he became an astronaut, Gardner was a Naval pilot.
Dale Gardner became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 337 hours in
space on 2 spaceflights.
In 1983, Gardner flew aboard STS-8. The crew deployed a satellite during
this mission. Gardner made his second flight in 1984 aboard Mission
51-A. Gardner performed 12 hours of spacewalks during the first salvage
mission in space history.
Gardner retired from NASA in 1986. He currently works as an engineer for
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