Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Ronald Dean

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.06.1948
Birthplace:  Concordia / Kansas
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  ??.11.1985
Selection group:  WOSE-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of arts and master of science in mathematics from Kansas State University, 1970 and 1972 respectively; Ph.D. in meteorology (atmospheric dynamics) from the University of Wisconsin, 1980; Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Ret.; selected in 1985 for WOSE program (USAF Air Weather Service Officer); later at Pentagon and then at Langley AFB, Virginia stationed; retired from USAF in 1995; until his retirement President and Chief Executive Officer Oak Ridge Assiciated Universities (ORAU) and Director, ORISE.

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