Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Richards

Paul William

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.05.1964
Birthplace:  Scranton / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.02.2002

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-102  MSP  08.03. - 21.03.2001 12d 19h 49m 
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Total  12d 19h 49m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Drexel University, 1987; master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, 1991; engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; hobbies: Running, golf, sailing, snow skiing, cooking, home repair/improvement; was assigned as backup flight engineer for ISS Expedition 7; retired in February 2002 to pursue private interests; currently Observatory Manager for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) R-Series Project, Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Last update on December 22, 2008.