Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

O'Connor

Bryan Daniel "O.C."

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  06.09.1946
Birthplace:  Orange / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 29.07.1991

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-61B  PLT  27.11. - 03.12.1985 6d 21h 04m 
2  STS-40  CDR  05.06. - 14.06.1991 9d 02h 14m 
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Total  15d 23h 18m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, 1968; master of science in aeronautical systems from University of West Florida, 1970; Colonel, USMC, Ret.; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 8; later NASA director of Shuttle program; since April 1992 NASA Headquarters; since July 1996 President of Airship Operations in Washington D.C.; hobbies: music, model ship/airplane building, scuba diving, rowing, racquetball, squash, swimming, hiking, gardening, travel; until August 2011 Associate Administrator, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA Headquarters.

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