Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Shannon Matilda Wells

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.01.1943
Birthplace:  Shanghai / CHINA
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.01.2012

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51G  MSP  17.06. - 24.06.1985 7d 01h 38m 
2  STS-34  MSP  18.10. - 23.10.1989 4d 23h 39m 
3  STS-43  MSP  02.08. - 11.08.1991 8d 21h 21m 
4  STS-58  MSP  18.10. - 01.11.1993 14d 00h 12m 
5  STS-76 / MIR-21 / MIR-22 / STS-79  MSP  22.03. - 26.09.1996 188d 04h 00m 
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Total  223d 02h 50m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, 1963; master of science and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma, 1970 and 1973, respectively; hobbies: Flying, camping, hiking, reading; since 2002 until September 2003 chief scientist at NASA Headquarters; in September 2003 she returned to the Johnson Space Center in Houston to assist the agency's Return to Flight efforts.

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