Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Garan

Ronald John, Jr.

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.10.1961
Birthplace:  Yonkers / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  26.07.2000
Selection group:  NASA-18
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. ??.12.2012

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-124  MSP  31.05. - 14.06.2008 13d 18h 13m 
2  Soyuz TMA-21 / ISS-27 / ISS-28  Flight Engineer  04.04. - 16.09.2011 164d 05h 41m 
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Total  177d 23h 54m 
     

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-01M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, SUNY College at Oneonta, 1982; M.A.S. in Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1994; master of science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 1996; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Test Director, 39th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida; hobbies: running, football, coaching Little League baseball and soccer and teaching Sunday School classes to children.

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