Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Olsen

Gregory Hammond "Greg"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.04.1945
Birthplace:  Brooklyn / New York
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  two
Selection date:  06.07.2005
Selection group:  Space Tourist 3
Position:  Spaceflight Participant (UKP)
Status:  Ret. 11.10.2005

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-7 / Soyuz TMA-6  Spaceflight Participant  01.10. - 11.10.2005 9d 21h 15m 
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Additional information

Bachelor of Science in physics from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, 1966; bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and electronics from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, 1968; Master of Science in physics (magna cum laude) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1968; Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Virginia, 1971; holds 12 U.S. patents; from 1971 to 1972 he worked at the South Africa Port Elizabeth University as the invited scientist; from 1972 to 1983 he worked at the RCA company laboratory (Sarnoff Research Center); in 1984 he founded EPITAXX Inc. which produced fiber-optic sensors and radiators; since 1991 chairman of the Board of Directors and co-founder of Sensors Unlimited Inc.; hobbies: Country music and golf.

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