Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Barrett

Barbara McConnell

USA

hi res version (721 KB)

more photos

Personal data

Birthdate:  26.12.1950
Birthplace:  Indiana County / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.06.2009
Selection group:  Space Tourist 8
Position:  Spaceflight Participant (UKP)
Status:  Ret. 11.10.2009

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1        
2        
3        
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total   

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-16  Spaceflight Participant

Additional Information

Bachelorof Science, 1975, master of arts and Doctor of Law from the Arizona State University; honorary doctorates from ASU, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Thunderbird and the University of South Carolina; until January 2009 U.S. Ambassador to Finland; Hobbies: Experienced professional-level pilot. She was on a cycling tour through Finland (covered nearly 1000 km by bicycle). In August 2007 she climbed the mountain Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); backup for Soyuz TMA-16.

Personal patch


©      

Last update on December 22, 2010.