Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Turner

Roger

United Kingdom

Personal data

Birthdate:  09.11.1953
Birthplace:  Colchester, England
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.02.1989
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1992

Additional information

In 1989 he was serving with the Royal Navy as an engineer aboard nuclear powered submarines based at Faslane in Scotland; he applied for the Juno mission and was given all support by the Royal Navy in going through the selection process; he made it to the final group of 8 candidates before that group was reduced to four; he then resumed his career in the Royal Navy and retired in the rank of Captain in 2001; he now lives with his family on their farm in Australia; Roger enjoyed the Juno experience very much and holds in great respect all those whom he encountered in the selection process; in particular he felt priveleged to meet and get to know Tim Mace and Helen Sharman who went on to complete the cosmanaut training. Now Consultant and farmer.

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