Portrait of Donald McMonagle
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Donald McMonagle

Donald McMonagle is an American astronaut who was born on May 14, 1952, in Michigan. Before he became an astronaut, McMonagle was an Air Force pilot.

McMonagle became an astronaut in 1988. He has spent over 605 hours in space on three spaceflights.

McMonagle made his first spaceflight aboard STS-39 in 1991. This was a Department of Defense mission. In 1993, he served as pilot of STS-54. The crew deployed a satellite.

McMonagle's last flight occured in 1994 as commander of STS-66. The crew studied the Earth's atmosphere during this mission.


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