The First Ever Sitting U.S. Senator To Fly In Space Was From Utah And Everyone Will Remember His Flight

The Space Shuttle Program got its start in 1972, and 133 successful flights were conducted between 1977 and 2011 (manned flights began in 1981). One prominent Utahn made history on the Space Shuttle Discovery on April 12, 1985.

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Do you remember Jake Garn’s space flight? We’d love to read your thoughts in our Facebook comments!

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is so large that you can see it from space! We wonder if Senator Garn got a good look at it during his mission.

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