Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Helms

Susan Jane

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.02.1958
Birthplace:  Charlotte / North Carolina
Marital status:  single
Children:  none
Selection date:  17.01.1990
Selection group:  NASA-13
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 28.07.2002

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-54  MSP  13.01. - 19.01.1993 5d 23h 38m 
2  STS-64  MSP  10.09. - 20.09.1994 10d 22h 49m 
3  STS-78  MSP  20.06. - 07.07.1996 16d 21h 48m 
4  STS-101  MSP  19.05. - 29.05.2000 9d 20h 10m 
5  STS-102 / ISS-02 / STS-105  Flight Engineer  08.03. - 22.08.2001 167d 06h 41m 
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Total  210d 23h 06m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from USAF Academy, 1980; master of science in aeronautics / astronautics from Stanford University, 1985; Lieutenant General, USAF; flight test engineer; hobbies: Jazz-Piano and other musical activities, jogging, traveling, reading, flying, cooking; she plays keyboard in the astronaut rock- and roll band "MAX-Q".; later at the USAF Space Command; June 2004 - February 2005 vice commander of Patrick Air Force Base's 45th Space Wing; March 2005 - May 2006 Deputy Director, Operations (Technical Training), Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas; June 2006 . October 2008 Commander, 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Florida; since November 2008 Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

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