Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Crippen

Robert Laurel "Crip"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.09.1937
Birthplace:  Beaumont / Texas
Marital status:  married
Children:  three (from a first marriage)
Selection date:  30.06.1966
Selection group:  MOL-2 / NASA-7
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 31.12.1991

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-1  PLT  12.04. - 14.04.1981 2d 06h 20m 
2  STS-7  CDR  18.06. - 24.06.1983 6d 02h 23m 
3  STS-41C  CDR  06.04. - 13.04.1984 6d 23h 40m 
4  STS-41G  CDR  05.10. - 13.10.1984 8d 05h 23m 
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Total  23d 13h 46m 
     

Additional information

Captain, USN, Ret.; bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas, 1960; 1966 selected for MOL-2; since 1986 several posts in NASA's management; 1992 Director of the NASA's Kennedy Space Center; since December 1996 President of Thiokol Propulsion Group, Brigham City, Utah.

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