Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Karen Lujean

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  07.10.1969
Birthplace:  Parkers Prairie / Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  26.07.2000
Selection group:  NASA-18
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-124  MSP  31.05. - 14.06.2008 13d 18h 13m 
2  Soyuz TMA-09M / ISS-36 / ISS-37  Flight Engineer  28.05. - 11.11.2013 166d 06h 19m 
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Total  180d 00h 32m 
Patch Soyuz TMA-09M Patch ISS-36 Patch ISS-37      

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-07M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of North Dakota, 1994; Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, 1996 and 1998, respectively; Environmental Control Systems Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; hobbies: art, running, volleyball, sewing, backpacking, piano, and spending time with her three dogs.

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Last update on November 11, 2013.