Robert Parker was an American astronaut who was born on December 14,
1936, in New York.
Before he became an astronaut, Parker was an astronomy professor.
Parker became an astronaut in 1967. He has spent over 463 hours in space
on two spaceflights.
Parker made his first spaceflight aboard Spacelab in 1983. This mission
performed several experiments in medicine and physics. In 1990, Parker
flew aboard STS-35. The crew made observations of deep space.
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