Kathryn Sullivan is an American astronaut who was born on October 3,
1951, in New Jersey.
Before she became an astronaut, Sullivan worked as an oceanographer for
the U.S. Geologic Survey.
Sullivan became an astronaut in 1979. She has spent over 533 hours in
space on three spaceflights.
In 1984, Sullivan flew aboard Mission 41-G. She became the first woman
to make a spacewalk during this flight. In 1990, Sullivan flew aboard
STS-31. The crew deployed the Hubble Space Telescope during this
Sullivan made her last flight aboard STS-45 in 1992. The crew studied
the Earth's atmosphere during this flight.
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