Richard Searfoss | Mormon Military Personnel & Astronauts

[sc:top_left_adsense300x250_1] As the first Mormon to command the Space Shuttle, and in fact any space-faring vessel, famous Mormon Colonel Richard Searfoss made history for his religion by assuming this responsibility and guiding his seven-man crew to a successful landing. The shuttle itself made 256 orbits, over the course of a few days.

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