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Ken Cameron commanded STS-74, the second space shuttle mission to dock with the Mir space station and the first assembly flight of Phase 1. Cameron and his crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis delivered a Russian-made docking module to be utilized on future Shuttle-Mir missions.
Also, Cameron served as the first Director of Operations in Star City, Russia, where he established a vital support system office for Phase 1 astronaut operations and training.
Cameron became an astronaut in 1985 and has completed three spaceflights. Prior to his career at NASA, Cameron served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry platoon commander in the Republic of Vietnam. He also was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as a Marine security guard. He received his naval aviator wings in 1973. Cameron earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, he graduated from the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School.
NASA Biography: Kenneth Cameron
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