Portrait of Linda Godwin
Linda Godwin is an American astronaut who was born on July 2, 1952,
in Missouri. Before she became an astronaut, Godwin worked as a
physicist at the University of Missouri.
Godwin became an astronaut in 1986. She has spent over 633 hours in
space on three spaceflights.
In 1991, Godwin flew aboard STS-37. The crew deployed the Gamma Ray
Observatory during this mission. Godwin made her second
spaceflight in 1994 aboard STS-59. This was the Space Radar Laboratory
mission. The crew measured gas amounts of the Earth's atmosphere using
different types of radar.
Godwin flew aboard STS-76 in 1996. She performed a 6-hour spacewalk
during this mission.
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