Biographies of International Astronauts

Guidoni

Umberto

Italy

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Personal data

Birthdate:  18.08.1954
Birthplace:  Rome
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.02.1989
Selection group:  ASI-2 / EAC
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.06.2004

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-75  PSP  22.02. - 09.03.1996 15d 17h 40m 
2  STS-100  MSP  19.04. - 01.05.2001 11d 21h 30m 
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Total  27d 15h 10m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-46  PSP

Additional information

Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Doctorate in Astrophysics (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Rome in 1978. Post-doctoral fellowship in plasma physics at the Thermonuclear Research Centre of CNEN from 1979-1980. Iin 1984, he became a permanent researcher of the Space Physics Institute (IFSI-CNR) and was involved in the Research on Electrodynamic Tether Effects (RETE) experiment.
He was one of the payloads selected for the Tethered Satellite System (TSS-1). Umberto Guidoni became in 1996 NASA astronaut.
Since 2004 Umberto Guidoni is Italian Member of the European Parliament.
His hobbies include Music, volleyball, soccer, swimming.

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