Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Sturckow

Frederick Wilford "Rick"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.08.1961
Birthplace:  La Mesa / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  09.12.1994
Selection group:  NASA-15
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.03.2013

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-88  PLT  04.12. - 15.12.1998 11d 19h 18m 
2  STS-105  PLT  10.08. - 22.08.2001 11d 21h 13m 
3  STS-117  CDR  08.06. - 22.06.2007 13d 20h 11m 
4  STS-128  CDR  29.08. - 12.09.2009 13d 20h 54m 
5        
6        
7        
Total  51d 09h 36m 
     

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-134  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, 1984; Colonel, USMC, Ret.; test pilot; Hobbies: Flying, physical training; was Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office; in May 2013 he joined Virgin Galactic.

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Last update on May 10, 2013.