Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Eugene Huu-Chau "Gene"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.09.1950
Birthplace:  Saigon / VIETNAM
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  05.06.1983
Selection group:  Spacelab-3 / USML-1
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 09.07.1992

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-50  PSP  25.06. - 09.07.1992 13d 19h 30m 
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Total  13d 19h 30m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-51G  PSP

Additional information

Baccalauret degree from Lycee Michelet, Paris, France, 1968; Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering-applied physics from Columbia University, 1972; master of science and of philosophy and Ph.D. in applied physics from Yale University, 1974, 1975, 1977 respectively; since 1968 he lives in the USA; Alternate Payload Specialist for STS-51B (backup for Wang); hobbies: House remodeling, music, theatre, tennis, swimming, volleyball, soccer, hiking, photography; was Director of the Physical Sciences Research Division in the Biological and Physical Research Enterprise at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.; since December 11, 2005 Director, NASA Management Office (NMO), at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

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