Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Arnold

Richard Robert II "Ricky"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.11.1963
Birthplace:  Cheverly / Maryland
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
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 
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Total  12d 19h 30m 

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Frostburg State University, 1985; Master of Science in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science, University of Maryland, 1992; educator astronaut; at the time of selection Math and Science Teacher, American International School, Bucharest, Romania; hobbies: running, fishing, reading, kayaking, bicycling, ornithology, paleontology and guitar.

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Last update on July 04, 2009.