Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Prahl

Joseph Markel

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.03.1943
Birthplace:  Beverly / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.08.1990
Selection group:  USML-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 09.07.1992

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-50  PSP

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in engineering from Harvard College, 1963; master of science and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Harvard College, 1968; assigned as backup for STS-50; hobbies: Squash, sailing, music, classical guitar, later he was Professor of Engineering, Case Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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