Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Parker

Robert Alan Ridley

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.12.1936
Birthplace:  New York City / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  five
Selection date:  04.08.1967
Selection group:  NASA-6
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1993

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-9  MSP  28.11. - 08.12.1983 10d 07h 47m 
2  STS-35  MSP  02.12. - 10.12.1990 8d 23h 05m 
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Total  19d 06h 52m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in astronomy and physics from Amherst College, 1958; master of science in astronomy; Ph.D. in astronomy from CalTech, 1962; associate professor of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin; later NASA Headquarters; 1997 until November 2005 Director of NASA's Management Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); presently retired.

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