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Richard Covey

Richard Oswalt Covey was born on August 1, 1946, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dick Covey was the pilot for STS 51-I, a flight which included the first on-orbit rendezvous and repair of an ailing satellite.

Covey's next spaceflight was as pilot of STS-26, the first flight after the Challenger accident.

His third flight was as commander of STS-38, a secret Department of Defense mission.

Covey's final shuttle flight was the STS-61 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

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