Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Bowersox

Kenneth Dwane "Sox"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.11.1956
Birthplace:  Portsmouth / Virginia
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 30.09.2006

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-50  PLT  25.06.1992 - 09.07.1992 13d 19h 30m 
2  STS-61  PLT  02.12.1993 - 13.12.1993 10d 19h 58m 
3  STS-73  CDR  20.10.1995 - 05.11.1995 15d 21h 53m 
4  STS-82  CDR  11.02.1997 - 21.02.1997 9d 23h 37m 
5  STS-113 / ISS-06 / Soyuz TMA-1  ISS-CDR  24.11.2002 - 04.05.2003 161d 01h 14m 
6        
7        
Total  211d 14h 12m 
 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-31  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from U.S Naval Academy, 1978; master of science in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, 1979; Captain USN; test pilot; Hobbies: Snow skiing, sailing, off-road motorcycling, bicycling; currently at the NASA Management; was since March 2004 Director of Flight Crew Operations, JSC.

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