11/21/1933 - 7/17/2014
NASA Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Henry Hartsfield
HOUSTON (AP) - Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.
He was 80.
Hartsfield's daughter, Judy Gedies, said Friday her father died July 17 of complications following back surgery. Funeral services were set for Saturday in suburban Houston.
Hartsfield, from Birmingham, Alabama, had a physics degree from Auburn University, graduated from Air Force test pilot school and was selected for...