Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Nelson

George Driver "Pinky"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.07.1950
Birthplace:  Charles City / Iowa
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 30.06.1989

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41C  MSP  06.04. - 13.04.1984 6d 23h 40m 
2  STS-61C  MSP  12.01. - 18.01.1986 6d 02h 03m 
3  STS-26  MSP  29.09. - 03.10.1988 4d 01h 00m 
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Total  17d 02h 43m 
       

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics from Harvey Mudd College, 1972; master of science in astronomy and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Washington, 1974 and 1978; hobbies: Golf, swimming, running, music; later professor of astronomy, University of Washington.

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Last update on July 03, 2009.