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Loren Shriver

Loren Shriver is an American astronaut who was born on September 23, 1944, in Iowa. Before he became an astronaut, Shriver was a Air Force test pilot. He logged over 5000 hours of flight time in 30 different aircraft.

Shriver became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 362 hours in space on three spaceflights.

Shriver made his first spaceflight aboard Mission 51-C in 1985. This was a Department of Defense mission. In 1990, Shriver commanded STS-31. The crew deployed the Hubble Space Telescope during this mission.

In 1992, Shriver flew aboard STS-46. The Italian Tethered Satellite was tested during this mission.



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