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Richard Covey

Richard Covey is an American astronaut who was born on August 1, 1946, in Arkansas. Before he became an astronaut, Covey was an Air Force pilot. He flew over 5000 hours in 30 types of aircraft.

Covey became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 385 hours in space on 3 spaceflights.

In 1985, Covey piloted Mission 51-I. During this mission, the crew put three satellites into orbit. Covey flew aboard STS-26 in 1988. The crew put a satellite into space. Covey made his third spaceflight aboard shuttle Atlantis.


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