Norman Earl Thagard

(b. 1943)

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(1943– )

US astronaut and physician. He logged 140 days in space on five shuttle flights, including the May 1989 mission of Atlantis to deploy the Magellan spacecraft. He was also the cosmonaut-researcher for the Russian Mir 18 mission when he was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in March 1995 for a 115-day flight that involved 28 experiments. Thagard was selected as an astronaut in 1978 and retired in 1996.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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