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NASA Commemorates The Life of Richard Truly

Former Astronaut, Admiral, and Administrator’s Life in Review NASA Administrator Bill Nelson published a short eulogy commemorating the passage of his forebear, former NASA Administrator and astronaut Richard Truly. Truly passed away on February 27th in his home in Genesee, Colorado, at the age of 86. Truly’s career saw him take the organizational wheel from ’89 to ’92, having been brought up in the Space Shuttle program. Truly was a pilot for one of the crews that flew the 747/Shuttle Enterprise approach and landing test flights during 1977. Later, he was a backup pilot for STS-1, eventually working his way to space in 1981 as pilot of STS-2…

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