Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Petro

Larry D.

USA

Personal data

Birthdate:  19.07.1948
Birthplace:  Lansing / Michigan
Marital status:  married
Children:  none
Selection date:  ??.??.1977 / ??.??.1980
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978 / 29.05.1980

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Physics from MIT, 1971; Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Michigan, 1976; Research Scientist for SAS-3 X-ray satellite 1978-82 at Center for Space Research, MIT; Staff Scientist 1982-86 at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc for solar heat flow variability; Scientist 1986 - present (2004) at Space Telescope Science Institute, where he is currently STScI Mission Scientist for James Webb Space Telescope; at the time of his selection assigned at Hale Observatories, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Pasadena, California; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 and 9 selections; hobbies: flying, running, camping, and sea kayaking.

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