Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Alan Goodwin "Dex"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.11.1961
Birthplace:  Pasadena / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.06.1998
Selection group:  NASA-17
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.12.2010
Day of death:  01.07.2012
Place of death:  Pensacola / Florida

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-122  PLT  07.02. - 20.02.2008 12d 18h 22m 
2  STS-131  CDR  05.04. - 20.04.2010 15d 02h 47m 
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Total  27d 21h 09m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in aerospace engineering from Georgia University of Technology, 1986; master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995; Commander, USN; naval aviator, NAS Oceana / Virgina; hobbies: Running, weight lifting, water skiing, boating, hunting, fishing; has left the agency to return to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California; passed away due to injuries he received in a jet ski accident.

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Last update on July 04, 2012.