Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Richard Harrison "Dick"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  12.11.1937
Birthplace:  Fayette / Mississippi
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  12.11.1965
Selection group:  MOL-1 / NASA-7
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.10.1983

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-2  PLT  12.11. - 14.11.1981 2d 06h 13m 
2  STS-8  CDR  30.08. - 05.09.1983 6d 01h 08m 
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Total  8d 07h 21m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-1  PLT

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from GeorgiaTech, 1959; Vice Admiral, USN, Ret.; test pilot; selected in 1965 for MOL-1 selected; after end of MOL program NASA astronaut; in 1977 he was pilot of the second and fourth test flight with the Space Shuttle Enterprise (ALT); NASA administrator from 1989 - 1992; then Vice President of Georgia Tech and Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute; 1997 - November 2004 Chief of National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

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