Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Cassidy

Christopher John "Chris"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  04.01.1970
Birthplace:  Salem / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  06.05.2004
Selection group:  NASA-19
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-127  MSP  15.07. - 31.07.2009 15d 16h 45m 
2  Soyuz TMA-08M / ISS-35 / ISS-36  Flight Engineer  28.03. - 11.09.2013 166d 06h 15m 
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Total  181d 23h 00m 
     

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-06M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Lieutenant Commander, USN; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1993; Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from MIT, 2000; at the time of selection Commander, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit, Afghanistan, Senior SEAL in Afghanistan.

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