Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Lichtenberg

Byron Kurt

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.02.1948
Birthplace:  Stroudsburg / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  five (including two Chinese children adopted)
Selection date:  18.05.1978
Selection group:  Spacelab-1 / EOM / ATLAS
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 02.04.1992

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-9  PSP  28.11. - 08.12.1983 10d 07h 47m 
2  STS-45  PSP  24.03. - 02.04.1992 8d 22h 09m 
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Total  19d 05h 56m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from Brown University, 1969; master of science in mechanical engineering and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from MIT 1975 and 1979, respectively; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 8 and 9; hobbies: Golf, raquetball, windsurfing, skiing, scuba diving; since 1995 he serves as pilot for Southwest Airlines; in 2003 he served as CapCom (for X-Prize Foundation) during the Atlantic flight of Lindbergh grandson Erik.

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