Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Richards

Richard Noel "Dick"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  24.08.1946
Birthplace:  Key West / Florida
Marital status:  married
Children:  none
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.04.1995

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-28  PLT  08.08. - 13.08.1989 5d 01h 00m 
2  STS-41  CDR  06.10. - 10.10.1990 4d 02h 10m 
3  STS-50  CDR  25.06. - 09.07.1992 13d 19h 30m 
4  STS-64  CDR  09.09. - 20.09.1994 10d 22h 49m 
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7        
Total  33d 21h 29m 
     

Additional information

Bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri, 1969; master of science in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida, 1970; Captain, USN, Ret.; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 8; hobbies: Skiing, running, racquetball; resigned from active duty in April 1995 to serve as mission director and manager at the Space Shuttle Program Office, JSC; since 2000 working for the Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, California, where he is involved in the development of reusable space systems.

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