Bruce Melnick was an American astronaut who was born on December 5, 1949,
in New York.
Before he became an astronaut, Melnick served with the Coast Guard.
Melnick became an astronaut in 1987. He has spent over 311 hours in
space on two spaceflights.
In 1990, Melnick flew aboard STS-41. This mission deployed the Ulysses
spacecraft. Ulysses went on to study the sun. Melnick made his second
flight aboard STS-49 in 1992. This was the first flight of the Space
Melnick left NASA in 1992. He currently works for Lockheed Martin.
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