Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Chang-Diaz

Franklin Ramon

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.04.1950
Birthplace:  San José / COSTA RICA
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 08.07.2005

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-61C  MSP  12.01. - 18.01.1986 6d 02h 03m 
2  STS-34  MSP  18.10. - 23.10.1989 4d 23h 39m 
3  STS-46  MSP  31.07. - 08.08.1992 7d 23h 15m 
4  STS-60  MSP  03.02. - 11.02.1994 8d 07h 09m 
5  STS-75  MSP  22.02. - 09.03.1996 15d 17h 41m 
6  STS-91  MSP  02.06. - 12.06.1998 9d 19h 54m 
7  STS-111  MSP  05.06. - 19.06.2002 13d 20h 35m 
Total  66d 18h 16m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut, 1973; Ph.D. in applied plasma physics from MIT, 1977; four honorary doctorates; hobbies: Music, glider planes, soccer, scuba-diving, hunting, hiking; was Director, Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory, JSC. Now he is President and CEO of the Ad Astra Rocket Company.

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