Frederick Gregory

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Date of Birth January 7, 1941
Place of Birth Washington, DC
Age 79 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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About Frederick Gregory

NASA administrator and astronaut who flew a 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger Spacelab mission. He also flew a 1989 Space Shuttle Discovery mission and a 1991 Space Shuttle Atlantis mission.

Before Fame

He attended both the United States Air Force Academy and George Washington University.

Achievement

He served on three space flights and served as NASA Deputy Administrator.

Family Life

His marriage to Barbara Archer produced a son and a daughter. His father, Francis A. Gregory, once served as Superintendent of the Washington, D.C. public schools.

Associations

He was the first African American to pilot a space mission. Several years later, fellow astronaut Mae Jemison was the first African American woman in space.

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