Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Randel James "Laz"


Randel Gordon

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Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1976
Birthplace:  Poughkeepsie, New York
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.2008 / ??.??.2012
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 29.06.2009 / 17.06.2013

Additional information

Colonel, USAF; Planning & Programming; 1998 Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs; 2006 Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering/Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; 2010 Master of Philosophy/Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB; 2013 Doctorate of Philosophy, Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB; 2018 Harvard Business School Alumnus, Harvard University, Cambridge; sine June 2022 Commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB; semi finalist in NASA group 20 and 21 selections.


Last update on February 21, 2024.