Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Fincke

Edward Michael "Mike"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.03.1967
Birthplace:  Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-4 / ISS-09  Flight Engineer  19.04.2004 - 24.10.2004 187d 21h 17m 
2  Soyuz TMA-13 / ISS-18  ISS-CDR  12.10.2008 - 08.04.2009 178d 00h 15m 
3  STS-134  MSP  16.05.2011 - 01.06.2011 15d 17h 39m 
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Total 381d 15h 11m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-108  Flight Engineer
2  STS-113  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz TMA-8  Flight Engineer
4  Soyuz TMA-11  ISS-CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautics and astronautics; bachelor of science in earth, atmospheric and planetary science from MIT, 1989; master of science in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, 1990; master of science degree in physical sciences (planetary geology) from the University of Houston Clear Lake, 2001; Colonel, USAF; test pilot; hobbies: Hiking, flying, travel, geology, astronomy, learning new languages (he is conversant in Japanese and Russian), reading; in his family he is the oldest of 9 children.

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