Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Ronney

Paul David

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.05.1957
Birthplace:  Los Angeles / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  ??.02.1996
Selection group:  MSL-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 17.07.1997

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-83  PSP
2  STS-94  PSP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from University of California-Berkeley, 1978; master of science in aeronautics from CalTech, 1979; Sc.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, 1983; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 13; professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Southern California; during this work he had a major experiment to study flame balls aboard STS-107, Columbia; backup for STS-83; hobbies: Mountaineering, marathon running, skiing, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, surfing, guitar playing, growing tropical fruit.

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