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Ken Reightler

Ken Reightler is an astronaut who was born on March 24, 1951, in Maryland. Before he became an astronaut, Reightler was a Navy pilot. He has logged over 4000 hours of flight time in forty different aircraft.

Reightler became an astronaut in 1987. He has spent over 327 hours on 2 spacecraft.

In 1991, Reightler served as the pilot of STS-48. The crew deployed the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite during this mission. Reightler made his second flight aboard STS-60. This was the first joint U.S./Russian Space Shuttle Mission.


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