John Creighton is an American astronaut who was born on April 28, 1943 in
Before he became an astronaut, Creighton was a Naval pilot. He has
logged over 6000 hours of flight time.
Creighton became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 403 hours in
space on 3 spaceflights.
Creighton made his first spaceflight aboard Mission 51-G in 1985. The
crew deployed three satellites. In 1990, Creighton commanded STS 36.
This was a Department of Defense mission. Creighton flew aboard STS-48
in 1991. During this mission, the crew deployed the Upper Atmosphere
Creighton left NASA in 1992. He currently works as a test pilot for the
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