Portrait of Ken Cockrell
Ken Cockrell is an American astronaut who was born on April 9, 1950,
in Texas. Before he became an astronaut, Cockrell worked as an aerospace
Cockrell became an astronaut in 1991. He has spent over 906 hours in
space on three spaceflights.
Cockrell made his first spaceflight in 1993 aboard STS-56. The crew
studied the Earth and the Sun during this mission. In 1995, Cockrell
flew aboard STS-69. The crew deployed a satellite. Cockrell commanded
STS-80 in 1996.
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