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Lt.Edward D.McCarthy was the pilot of the Space Shuttle on its maiden voyage,as recounted in The Rescue of Athena One (novel). He was a NASA astronaut who had been on a backup crew for the Skylab A space station. He served as pilot alongside mission commander Steve Austin and payload specialists Rudy Wells and Minonee. It is implied in-book that the Athena One rescue mission is McCarthy’s first space mission.

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