George Driver Nelson

(b. 1950)

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(1950– )

US astronaut. His three space shuttle missions include the Challenger flight in April 1984 to deploy the Long-Duration Exposure Facility, when he undertook ten hours of extravehicular activity; and the Discovery mission in September 1988 to deploy the Tracking and Data-Relay Satellite. Nelson was selected as an astronaut in 1978 and retired from NASA in 1989.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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