Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Mario, Jr. "Trooper"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.01.1952
Birthplace:  Bronx / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 27.06.2002

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-44  MSP  24.11. - 01.12.1991 6d 22h 50m 
2  STS-54  MSP  13.01. - 19.01.1993 5d 23h 38m 
3  STS-77  MSP  19.05. - 29.05.1996 10d 00h 40m 
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Total  22d 23h 08m 
       

Additional information

Bachelor of science in meteorology and physical oceanography from City College of New York, 1974; master of science in meteorology from Rutgers University, 1976; recipient of one honorary doctorate; Commander, USN; hobbies: Ice hockey, softball, racquetball, snow skiing, camping, hiking, astronomy; currently Earth Observation Scientist, Human Exploration Science Office, JSC.

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