Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Brandenstein

Daniel Charles

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  17.01.1943
Birthplace:  Watertown / Wisconsin
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.10.1992

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-8  PLT  30.08. - 05.09.1983 6d 01h 08m 
2  STS-51G  CDR  17.06. - 24.06.1985 7d 01h 38m 
3  STS-32  CDR  09.01. - 20.01.1990 10d 21h 00m 
4  STS-49  CDR  07.05. - 16.05.1992 8d 21h 17m 
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Total  32d 21h 03m 
     

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, 1965; two honorary doctorate degrees; Captain, USN, Ret.; in Southeast Asia he flew 192 combat missions in A- 6 Intruders; hobbies: Skiing, sailing, basketball, softball, golf, woodworking; he served as Chief of Astronaut Office from May 1987 - October 1992. 1996 he became Vice President of Kistler Aerospace Corporation in Seattle; August 1999 Vice President and Program Manager for the Mission Support Operations Contract at the NASA/Johnson Space Center for Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Houston. On September 28, 2007 he succeeded Richard Covey as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance (USA).

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