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A small Kansas state flag carried on the first mission of Space Shuttle Discovery by Steven Hawley. Hawley was born in 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas, but grew up in Salina. After graduating from Salina High School, Hawley attended the University of Kansas where he graduated with honors in 1973 with degrees in physics and astronomy. He received a doctor of philosophy in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California in 1977. Dr. Hawley was selected to join NASA's astronaut program in 1978 and flew on five missions.

Date: 1984

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Item Number: 305042
KSHS Identifier: 2012.69.1

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