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Carl Walz

Carl Walz is an American astronaut who was born on September 6, 1955, in Ohio. Before he became an astronaut, Walz was an Air Force test pilot.

Walz became an astronaut in 1991. He has spent over 833 hours in space on three spaceflights.

Walz made his first spaceflight aboard STS-51 in 1993. He performed a 7-hour spacewalk during this mission. In 1994, Walz flew aboard STS-65. The crew conducted 80 experiments in materials and life science on the 15-day trip.

Walz made his third spaceflight in 1996 aboard STS-79. The crew visited the Russian Mir Space Station.


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