John Creighton is an American astronaut who was born on April 28, 1943 in
Before he became an astronaut, Creighton was a Naval pilot. He has flown
over 6000 hours.
Creighton became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 403 hours in
space on 3 spaceflights.
Creighton made his first spaceflight aboard Mission 51-G in 1985. The
crew put three satellites into space. In 1990, Creighton commanded STS
36. This was a Department of Defense mission. Creighton flew aboard
STS-48 in 1991. During this mission, the crew put the Upper Atmosphere
Research Satellite into orbit.
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