Jon Andrew McBride

(b. 1943)

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(1943– )

US astronaut. He was pilot of the Challenger space shuttle mission in October 1984 to conduct observations of the Earth, and undertook an extravehicular activity to demonstrate the possibility of satellite refuelling. He was selected as an astronaut in 1978 and retired from NASA in 1989.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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