Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Rinearson

Peter M.

USA

Personal data

Birthdate:  04.08.1954
Birthplace:  Seattle / Washington
Marital status:  
Children:  
Selection date:  14.05.1986
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Additional information

Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington; one of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from Washington; in 1986 working for the Seattle Times; winning a Pulitzer Prize (for a series on the Boeing 757); later senior vice president of Oxygen Media, a cable-television network oriented toward women; then corporate vice president and a member of the five-person senior leadership team of Microsoft Corp.’s Information Worker Business Unit; in 2005 he returned to Alki Software Corporation, a company he founded in 1988.

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