Robert Stewart was an American astronaut who was born on August 13, 1942,
in Washington D.C.
Before he became an astronaut, Stewart was a Navy test pilot. He logged
over 6000 hours of flight time in 38 different aircraft.
Stewart became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 289 hours in
space on two spaceflights.
In 1984, Stewart flew aboard Mission 41-B. He became one of the first
astronauts to make an untethered spacewalk by using a Manned Maneuvering
Unit. Stewart made his second flight aboard Mission 51-J in 1985. This
was a Department of Defense mission.
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