Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Mark D. "Shack"


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Personal data

Birthplace:  Richmond / Virginia
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1987 / ??.??.1989
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 05.06.1987 / 17.01.1990

Additional information

Major General, USAF; Bachelor of science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1977; Air Command and Staff College, 1985; Master of science degree in mechanical engineering, California State University, Fresno, 1990; Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1991; Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, 1995; Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 2000; Advanced Management Program, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000; at the time of selection stationed at Edwards AFB, California; semi finalist in NASA group 12 and 13 selections; January 2003 - May 2005 Deputy, Test and Assessment, Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; currently Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado.


Last update on April 29, 2018.