Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Nitza Margarita


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Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1950 (?)
Birthplace:  San Juan / Puerto Rico
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978

Additional information

Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University; M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; at the time of her selection assigned at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection; was chief of NASA Johnson Space Center's Space Medicine and Health Care Systems Office; currently Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch.


Last update on October 31, 2008.