Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Michael Edward


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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.12.1957
Birthplace:  Sioux Falls / South Dakota
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  04.06.1998
Selection group:  NASA-17
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 07.01.2017


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-121  MSP  04.07. - 17.07.2006 12d 18h 36m 
2  STS-124  MSP  31.05. - 14.06.2008 13d 18h 13m 
3  Soyuz TMA-02M / ISS-28 / ISS-29  Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  07.06. - 22.11.2011 167d 06h 12m 
Total  193d 19h 01m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-20  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Colonel, USAF Reserve; bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University 1980; master of science in systems engineering from USAF Institute of Technology, 1981; master of science in physical science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1997; until his selection he was X-38 Flight Test Engineer at NASA's JSC; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 12, 13, 14 and 15; hobbies: family activities, jogging, fishing, and backpacking.

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Last update on January 10, 2017.