Richard Alfred Farrimond Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Three. Birth Date: 15 September 1947. Birth City: Birkenhead. Birth Country: UK. Nationality: British. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 01 March 1984. Date Departed: 31 December 1985. Number of Flights: 0. Comments: Selected about April
1985 as backup to Nigel Wood on STS-61H. Flight Log
STS-61-H - - 1986 June - Assignment: Proposed Backup Crew.
Planned shuttle mission for deployment of commercial communications satellites. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.