Donald H. Peterson
Donald Herod Peterson (October 22, 1933 – May 27, 2018) was an American astronaut. He was born in Winona, Mississippi.
Peterson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Peterson was selected for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program, but, when that was canceled, he became a NASA astronaut in September 1969.
He was a mission specialist on STS-6 on board Challenger. During the mission Peterson performed a spacewalk to test the new airlock and space suits. He logged 120 hours in space. Peterson retired from NASA in 1984.
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- "Obituary: Astronaut Donald Peterson". Collect Space. May 28, 2018. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
- "Donald Peterson Sr, Who Spacewalked the Challenger, Dies at 84". The Washington Post. May 29, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
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