Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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David Henry

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  31.08.1958
Birthplace:  Blue Island / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  20.06.1994
Selection group:  USML-2
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 05.11.1995

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-73  PSP

Additional information

Bachelor and master of science in ceramic engineering from University of Illinois, 1980 and 1982, respectively; Ph.D. in materials engineering from MIT, 1988; assistant professor for material sciences at MIT; was chosen as backup for STS-73; hobbies: Golf, racquetball, downhill skiing, reading; currently professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (Department of Materials Science and Engineering).

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