Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Walker

Shannon

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  04.06.1965
Birthplace:  Houston / Texas
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  06.05.2004
Selection group:  NASA-19
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-19 / ISS-24 / ISS-25  Flight Engineer  15.06. - 26.11.2010 163d 07h 11m 
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Total  163d 07h 11m 
       

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-16  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Rice University, 1987; Master of Science in Astrophysics from the Rice University, 1992; Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Rice University, 1993; semi-finalist in NASA astronaut groups 15, 16, 17 and 18 selections; at the time of selection Acting Manager, On-Orbit Engineering Office, International Space Station (ISS) Office, Johnson Space Center; hobbies: cooking, soccer, running, weight training, flying, camping, and travel.

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Last update on January 27, 2011.