Frederick Hauck

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Date of Birth April 11, 1941
Place of Birth California
Age 79 years old
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Frederick Hauck

Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-7 and commanded STS-51-A and STS-26.

Nationality: American
Status: Retired
Born: Frederick Hamilton Hauck, Apr 11, 1941, Long Beach, California, U.S.
Other occupation: Naval aviator, test pilot
Alma mater: Tufts University, B.S. 1962, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. 1966
Rank: Captain, USN
Time in space: 18d 03h 07m
Selection: 1978 NASA Group 8
Missions: STS-7, STS-51-A, STS-26
Retirement: April 3, 1989

About Frederick Hauck

Astronaut who piloted one Space Shuttle mission and served as commander of two.

Before Fame

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.


He commanded the first space flight after the Challenger explosion.

Family Life

He married Susan Cameron Bruce.


He served as commander of the first mission after the Challenger explosion that killed Judith Resnik.

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