Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Stafford

Thomas Patten "Tom"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  17.09.1930
Birthplace:  Weatherford / Oklahoma
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.09.1962
Selection group:  NASA-2
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.11.1975

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 6A  PLT  15.12. - 16.12.1965 1d 01h 51m 
2  Gemini 9A  Command Pilot  03.06. - 06.06.1966 3d 00h 20m 
3  Apollo 10  CDR  18.05. - 26.05.1969 8d 00h 03m 
4  ASTP  CDR  15.07. - 24.07.1975 9d 01h 28m 
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Total  21d 03h 42m 
     

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 3  PLT
2  Apollo 7  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1952; seven honorary doctorate degrees; Lieutenant General, USAF, ret.; test pilot; hobbies: Hunting, sailing, weightlifting, swimming; 1969 - 1971 Chief of Astronaut Office; later own firm (Stafford, Burke and Hecker, Inc., Alexandria).

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