Hank Hartsfield signed photo
Hartsfield became a NASA astronaut in 1969. He was a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 16 and served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Skylab 2, 3, and 4 .
Hartsfield retired in August 1977 from the United States Air Force with more than 22 years of active service but continues his assignment as a NASA astronaut in a civilian capacity. Hartsfield served as backup pilot for STS-2 and STS-3, Columbia's second and third orbital flight tests. Hartsfield served as pilot on STS-4 in 1982, and was spacecraft commander on STS 41-D in 1984, and STS 61-A in 1985.