Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Chilton

Kevin Patrick "Chilly"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  03.11.1954
Birthplace:  Los Angeles / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.08.1998

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-49  PLT  08.05. - 16.05.1992 8d 21h 17m 
2  STS-59  PLT  09.04. - 20.04.1994 11d 05h 49m 
3  STS-76  CDR  22.03. - 31.03.1996 9d 05h 49m 
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Total  29d 08h 22m 
       

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering sciences from USAF Academy, 1976; master of science in mechanical engineering from Columbia University on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977; Air Command and Staff College, 1985; Air War College, 2001; General, USAF; test pilot; hobbies: Skiing, sailing, softball, running, reading, playing guitar in a rock and roll band; 12. August 1998 - May 1999, Deputy Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; 13. May 1999 - September 2000, Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California; 14. October 2000 April 2002, Director of Politico-Military Affairs, Asia-Pacific and Middle East, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; 15. April 2002 - August 2004, Director of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; August 2004 - August 2005 acting Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; August 2005 - June 2006 Commander, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; from June 26, 2006 to October 2007 Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; since then he is the leader of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

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