Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Karen Elizabeth


Personal data

Birthdate:  26.06.1972
Birthplace:  Auckland, New Zealand
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.2008 / ??.??.2012
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 29.06.2009 / 17.06.2013

Additional information

Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science, 1994, University of Auckland, New Zealand; S.M., 1996, MIT; Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2000, MIT; semi finalist in NASA groups 20 and 21 selections; currently Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Last update on May 31, 2016.