Biographies of International Astronauts

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Bjarni Valdimar

Canada

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Personal data

Birthdate:  21.09.1945
Birthplace:  Reykjavik / ICELAND
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.12.1983
Selection group:  CSA-1
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.06.2008

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-85  PSP  07.08. - 19.08.1997 11d 20h 26m 
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Total  11d 20h 26m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-52  PSP

Additional information

Bachelor of applied science in engineering physics from University of British Columbia, 1972; was selected in 1983 for Space Team Canada; assigned for the later cancelled mission CANEX-2 in 1985; then backup for STS-52; selected on 27.98.1998 as NASA astronaut; hobbies: Flying, especially aerobatic flights, physical fitness, scuba diving, parachuting; returned to Canadian Space Agency in 1999, but was still an active CSA astronaut; now wants to tech at the University of Western Ontario.

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