Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Bruce II

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  08.06.1937
Birthplace:  Boston / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.04.1966
Selection group:  NASA-5
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 31.08.1990

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41B  MSP  03.02. - 11.02.1984 7d 23h 15m 
2  STS-31  MSP  24.04. - 29.04.1990 5d 01h 16m 
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Total  13d 00h 31m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Skylab 2  CMP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in naval sciences from U.S. Naval Academy, 1958; master of science in electrical engineering from Stanford University, 1965; master degree in business administration from the University of Houston-Clearlake, 1987; Captain, USN, Ret.; Co-investigator for development and building of the MMU; hobbies: Electronics, photography, scuba diving, swimming, flying, cross country skiing; he later worked with Martin Marietta; currently chief scientist with Lockheed Martin's Advanced Space Transportation office.

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