Portrait of David Walker
David Walker is an astronaut who was born on May 20, 1944, in Georgia.
Before he became an astronaut, Walker was a test pilot. He has logged
over 5500 hours of flight time.
Walker became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 724 hours on 4
Walker made his first spaceflight aboard Mission 51-A in 1984. In 1989,
he commanded STS-30. The crew deployed the Magellan spacecraft, which
went on to explore Venus.
Walker commanded STS-53 in 1992. This was a Department of Defense
mission. He made his last flight aboard STS-69 in 1995. The crew
deployed and retrieved two satellites.
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