Biographies of International Astronauts

McKay

Michael John

Canada

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Personal data

Birthdate:  10.05.1963
Birthplace:  Bracebridge / Ontario
Marital status:  married
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Selection date:  09.06.1992
Selection group:  CSA-2
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.03.1995

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Major, Canadian Air Force; bachelor of science in engineering physics; master of science in electrical and computer engineering from the Royal Military College, 1985 and 1991, respectively; selected in 1992 for Space Team Canada; hobbies: Flying, gliding, weightlifting, cycling, swimming, sailing, skiing, hiking, photography, reading, chess, astronomy and other leisure pursuits; he resigned from the Astronaut Corps in early 1995 for medical reasons, but remained in the employment of CAP as an engineer; in October 1997 he left CSA to return to active military service with the Directorate of Space Development within the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa; 2000 Master of Business Administration degree with the University of Ottawa.

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