Jake Garn

(b. 1932)

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(1932– )

Former US astronaut, the first US senator in space. He flew as a payload specialist on the space shuttle Discovery in April 1985. Two communications satellites were deployed during the seven-day mission. When Garn returned to the senate floor, he received a standing ovation and an embrace from Senator John Glenn, the former astronaut.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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