Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates



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.


Last update on September 15, 2010.