Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Bechis

Kenneth Paul

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  22.07.1949
Birthplace:  Boston / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.07.1987
Selection group:  StarLab
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.09.1990

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of arts in astronomy from Harvard College, 1970; master of science in physics from MIT, 1973; doctor of philosophy degree in astrophysics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976; selected in 1987 as SDI-STARLAB Payload Specialist and was assigned for a StarLab mission (originally manifested as STS-50; that designation was given to another flight upon StarLab's cancellation), but the mission was cancelled; currently he serves as head of department at TASC in Reading, Massachusetts; hobbies: skiing, scuba diving, classical music, hiking.

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