Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Herres

Robert Tralles

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.12.1932
Birthplace:  Denver / Colorado
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  30.06.1967
Selection group:  MOL-3
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 10.06.1969
Day of death:  24.07.2008
Place of death:  San Antonio / Texas

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1954; master of science in electrical engineering, USAF Institute of Technology, 1960; master of science in public administration from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1965; honorary doctorate in engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1965; Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edward’s Air Force Base, California, 1966; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., 1971; General, USAF. Ret. in 1990; selected 1967 for MOL-3; from 1985 - 1987 Chief of USAF Space Command; 1987 - 1990 vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.; later Chairman USAA (until 05.10.2002).

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