Donald Peterson

Donald Herod Peterson (1933 - 2018)

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Donald Herod Peterson (October 22, 1933 – May 27, 2018) was a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut.

1933 Born in Winona, Montgomery, Mississippi, USA
1955 Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, joined the Air Force
1957 Married Bonnie Ruth Love on 02 Nov 1957
1962 Master of Science, Nuclear Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
1967 Selected for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program, by USAF in USAF Group 3 [1]
1969 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 7[2]
1979 Retired from the Air Force as Colonel
1983 Flew on Challenger STS-6 with Karol Bobko, Paul Weitz and Story Musgrave
1984 Retired from NASA
2018 Died in El Lago, Harris, Texas, USA


  1. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, 1967
  2. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, 1969

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