Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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David Cornell

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  06.05.1949
Birthplace:  Muskegon / Michigan
Marital status:  married
Children:  six
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.12.1992

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41G  MSP  05.10. - 13.10.1984 8d 05h 23m 
2  STS-28  MSP  08.08. - 13.08.1989 5d 01h 00m 
3  STS-45  MSP  24.03. - 02.04.1992 8d 22h 09m 
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Total  22d 04h 32m 
       

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, 1971; master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1972; Captain, USN, Ret.; hobbies: Golf, tennis, flying, fishing; operational test director; deputy Chief of Astronaut Office until Dezember 1992; later Deputy Director for Flight Projects, Engineering Directorate, JSC and Director, Flight Crew Operations Directorate (41 Shuttle flights and 7 MIR missions); later Assistant Program Manager for the Orbital Space Plane, JSC; until June 2014 Manager, JSC Exploration Programs Office, Johnson Space Center.

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