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Roy Dunbard, Jr.

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.07.1943
Birthplace:  Atlanta / Georgia
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. ??.03.1986

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51F  PLT  29.07. - 06.08.1985 7d 22h 45m 
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Total  7d 22h 45m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering science, from the USAF Academy, 1965; master of science in astronautics from Purdue University, 1965; Major General, USAF; he flew 262 combat missions in Vietnam; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 8; hobbies: Jogging, camping, backpacking, flying; Commander of the Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick AFB, Florida; since March 1997 Director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center; since August 10, 2003 Center Director for the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia.

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