Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Payton

Gary Eugene

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.06.1948
Birthplace:  Rock Island / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.08.1979
Selection group:  MSE-1
Position:  MSE
Status:  Ret. ??.08.1985

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51C  MSE  24.01. - 27.01.1985 3d 01h 33m 
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Total  3d 01h 33m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in astronautical engineering from the USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, 1971; master of science in astronautical and aeronautical engineering from the Purdue University, 1972; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 11; retired from USAF in January 1995; 1995 – 2000, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Launch Technology, Headquarters NASA, Washington, D.C.; 2000 – 2002, Senior Vice President for Engineering and Operations, ORBIMAGE, Dulles, Virginia; 2002 – 2005, Deputy for Advanced Systems, Missile Defense Agency, Washington, D.C.; since 2005 Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Programs, Washington, D.C.; retired on July 31, 2010.

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