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Shuttle Astronaut Bill Lenoir Dies

Former NASA astronaut William 'Bill' Lenoir, who flew aboard the first operational flight of space shuttle Columbia in November 1982, died on Saturday, August 28 from head injuries suffered during a bicycle accident two days earlier. He was 71. Lenoir served as a mission specialist on STS-5 which became known as the "We Deliver" mission. Two commercial communications satellites were successfully deployed from the orbiter's cargo bay. Lenoir was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. He logged more than 122 hours in space and retired from NASA in 1992.
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