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Garn Gets New Shuttle Mission

March 06, 1985|United Press International

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Sen. Jake Garn (R-Utah) will be going up in space this month after all. The National Aeronautics and Space Agency today announced a new crew that includes Garn, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees NASA's annual budget, to fly the shuttle Discovery around March 29 on a revised mission.

The new crew will be commanded by Karol Bobko, who, like Garn, had been scheduled for launch aboard the shuttle Challenger on Thursday before that mission was scrubbed because of problems with an on-board satellite.

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