Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Sally Kristen

USA

 

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.05.1951
Birthplace:  Los Angeles / California
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  none
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 15.08.1987
Day of death:  23.07.2012
Place of death:  La Jolla / California

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-7  MSP  18.06. - 24.06.1983 6d 02h 23m 
2  STS-41G  MSP  05.10. - 13.10.1984 8d 05h 23m 
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Total  14d 07h 46m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics and bachelor of arts in English from Stanford University, 1973; master of science and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University 1975 and 1978 respectively; was assigned to serve as a mission specialist on STS-61M (cancelled); later at Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University; was since June 1989 Chief of Space Science Institute, University of California, San Diego; Member of Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB); hobbies: Tennis, running, rugby, volleyball, softball, philately; died of pancreatic cancer.

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