Steven Hawley

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Steven Hawley

Steven A. Hawley (born December 12, 1951) is an American astronomer and astronaut.


  • Gee, I thought we'd be a lot higher at MECO!
    • referring to shuttle mission STS 41-D's pad abort; the shuttles engines had ignited seconds before launch when the the launch was aborted with the shuttle still on the ground. MECO, or "Main Engine Cut-Off", usually occurs more than 100 km above the ground as the last stage of the ascent

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