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Mike Mullane

Michael Mullane was born September 10, 1945 in Wichita Falls, Texas but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mullane graduated from West Point in 1967 and was commissioned into the United States Air Force.

In 1978, Mullane was selected by NASA as a Mission Specialist. He completed three space missions and logged 356 hours in space aboard Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27, STS-36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.

Mullane's book Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut was published by Scribner in January of 2006.

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