Donald Herod Peterson

(b. 1933)

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(1933– )

US astronaut. He flew on the Challenger space shuttle mission in April 1983 that deployed the first Tracking and Data-Relay Satellite. Peterson was selected as an astronaut in 1969, and retired from NASA in 1984 to work as a consultant in crewed aerospace operations.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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