Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Joseph Michael

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  17.05.1967
Birthplace:  Inglewood / California
Marital status:  
Children:  
Selection date:  06.05.2004
Selection group:  NASA-19
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-119  MSP  15.03. - 28.03.2009 12d 19h 30m 
2  Soyuz TMA-04M / ISS-31 / ISS-32  Flight Engineer  15.05. - 17.09.2012 124d 23h 52m 
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Total  137d 19h 22m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-22  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of California-Santa Barbara, 1990; Master of Science in Geology from the University of Arizona, 1992; educator astronaut; at the time of selection Math and Science Teacher, Dunnellon Middle School, Dunnellon, Florida; hobbies: camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, reading, especially science fiction.

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Last update on September 17, 2012.