Biographies of International Astronauts

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Marcos Cesar

Brazil

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.03.1963
Birthplace:  Bauru / Sao Paulo
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  27.08.1998
Selection group:  Brazil
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-8 / Soyuz TMA-7  Spaceflight Participant  30.03. - 08.04.2006 9d 21h 17m 
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Total  9d 21h 17m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical technology from the Brazil Air Force Academy, Pirassonunga, Sao Paulo, 1984; bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, 1993; master of science in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1998; Lieutenant Colonel, Brazil Air Force Reserve; test pilot; hobbies: Weightlifting, soccer, guitar and piano, sketching, watercolor painting.

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