Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Scott Douglas "Scooter" "Bear"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.08.1959
Birthplace:  Lincoln / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  08.12.1994
Selection group:  NASA-15
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 03.09.2010


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-90  PLT  17.04. - 03.05.1998 15d 21h 50m 
2  STS-106  PLT  08.09. - 20.09.2000 11d 19h 10m 
3  STS-109  CDR  01.03. - 12.03.2002 10d 22h 10m 
4  STS-125  CDR  11.05. - 24.05.2009 12d 21h 37m 
Total  51d 12h 47m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, 1981; master of science in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, 1990; Captain, USN, Ret.; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 14; hobbies: classic automobiles, flying, computer, reading; until 2005 Deputy Director, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, Requirement Division, NASA Headquarters.


Last update on September 28, 2016.