Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

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Samuel Kent

USA

Personal data

Birthdate:  15.04.1952
Birthplace:  Mare Island, Vallejo / California
Marital status:  
Children:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1987
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 05.06.1987

Additional information

Colonel, USAF; graduated from USAF Test Pilot School in December 1985; Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Academy (1975) and Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California (1983); Air War College, 1990; Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, 1991; National War College, 1992; Defense Systems Management College, 1993; at the time of selection stationed at Edwards AFB, California; semi finalist in NASA group 12 selection; currently Deputy Director, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

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