Mary Cleave was an American astronaut who was born on February 5, 1947 in
Before she became an astronaut, Cleave was a civil engineer.
Cleave became an astronaut in 1980. She has spent over 262 hours in
space on 2 spaceflights.
In 1985, Cleave flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis. She tested space
construction techniques using a remote manipulator arm on the shuttle.
Cleave flew aboard STS-30 in 1989. During this mission, the crew
deployed the Magellan Venus space probe.
Cleave left NASA astronaut division in 1991. She is still working for
NASA in remote sensing research.
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