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Former space shuttle astronaut Dale Gardner dies

Former space shuttle astronaut Dale Gardner dies

POSTED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:14am

Gardner flew two shuttle missions, in 1983 and 1984

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; former astronaut Dale Gardner, who helped haul a stranded satellite into the space shuttle during a 1984 spacewalk, died Wednesday at age 65.

Gardner lived in Divide, Colo., and died in nearby Colorado Springs, according to his obituary in the Colorado Springs Gazette. The obituary did not list the cause of death. The NASA website says he died on Feb. 19.

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