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Astronaut Paul Weitz, 1932-2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 16:33
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One of the first U.S. crew members to live on an American space station and commander of the first mission of space shuttle Challenger, Paul Weitz died on Monday (Oct. 23) at age 85. NASA selected Weitz with its fifth class of astronauts in April 1966 and he stayed with the agency for three decades. Weitz logged 33 days in space, including two hours on spacewalks.

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