Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Rycroft

Michael John

United Kingdom

Personal data

Birthdate:  15.07.1938
Birthplace:  
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.08.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Bachelor of science and Ph.D. from the Cambridge University; from 1966 through 1979 he worked as instructor in the department of physics at the University of Southampton; from 1979 through 1990 he worked by the chapter of the department of the Atmospheric Sciences Division in British Antarctic Survey; from 1990 through 1994 he worked as the professor of aerospace sciences at the Cranfield Institute of Technology; from 1995 through 1998 he worked as director for studies at the International Space University in France; since 1996 he is Secretary General of European Geophysical Society; British finalist for the first selection of European astronauts, but did not reach the final selection.

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