Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Pettit

Donald Roy

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.04.1955
Birthplace:  Silverton / Oregon
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-113 / ISS-06 / Soyuz TMA-1  Flight Engineer  24.11.2002 - 04.05.2003 161d 01h 14m 
2  STS-126  MSP  15.11.2008 - 30.11.2008 15d 20h 30m 
3  Soyuz TMA-03M / ISS-30 / ISS-31  Flight Engineer  21.12.2011 - 01.07.2012 192d 18h 58m 
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total  369d 16h 42m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-02M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Oregon State University, 1978; Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Arizona, 1983; Staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 10, 12 and 15; hobbies: Photography, swimming.

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Last update on July 01, 2012.