Garn, Jake

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Garn, Jake Gender: M
Edward Jacob Garn
born on 12 October 1932 at 09:31 (= 09:31 AM )
Place Richfield, Utah, 38n46, 112w05
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Jansky
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°08' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°23'

Jake Garn


American Republican Senator from Utah and America's first VIP in space as a guest astronaut aboard a space shuttle. Jake was a U.S. Navy pilot as a youth, then an Air National Guard pilot. As a civilian pilot, he logged 10,000 hours, more than all but one of American's 91 astronauts at that time. He was selected for astronaut training in November 1984 as a "payload specialist." The flight blasted off on 4/12/1985 with a crew of seven for four days in a 65 orbit flight. He was sick for the first two days and conducted 16 tests on motion sickness on himself during the flight.

Garn served three terms in the US Senate, opposing big government and supporting strong defense in his more than 16 years of service.

His first wife, Hazel, was killed in an auto accident in July 1976 leaving him with their four kids. Shattered by the tragedy, he had to maintain a stable front to keep the family together. He made a second marriage in April 1977, becoming a step-dad to another son, and then having two kids.

On 9/10/1986, he donated his left kidney to his diabetic daughter, Susan Garn Horne, who had been in poor health for the prior two years. The operation was highly successful, a special gift of love from a man with the Right Stuff. In May 1991 he announced that he would not seek a fourth term in 1992, opting stay home with his family.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Mate July 1976 (Wife killed in auto accident)
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  • Work : Gain social status November 1984 (Picked for astronaut training)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 12 April 1985 (Space flight blasted off)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 10 September 1986 (Donated kidney to daughter)
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Source Notes

Robert Jansky quotes him for B.C. info, Mercury Hour, 4/1979


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Donated kidney)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Wife killed in accident)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Donated kidney to daughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One step-son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Second daughter diabetic)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Guest Astronaut)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (First guest astronaut)