Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Curreri

Peter A.

USA

Personal data

Birthdate:  22.06.1952
Birthplace:  Brooklyn / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.??.1980
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 29.05.1980

Additional information

Ph.D. from the University of Florida; at the time of his selection assigned at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Curreri joined NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Space Science Laboratory in 1981. In the two years prior to joining NASA he was a finalist in the second Space Shuttle Astronaut selection process (NASA group 9), and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida. While at Marshall his scientific studies included two that flew on Space Shuttle Missions. He was the Mission Scientist for three Spacelab Pallet Missions, United States Microgravity Payload missions, USMP 2 (1995), USMP 3 (1996), and USMP 4 (1998), for which he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. His recent positions at NASA include leadership of Marshall's Biological and Physical Space Research Laboratory (2001-3), and Division Lead Scientist for Exploration (2004-6). His current research is on Lunar Oxygen Production, and technology for the Ares upper stage tank construction.

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