Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Michael John "Bloomer"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.03.1959
Birthplace:  Flint / Michigan
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  08.12.1994
Selection group:  NASA-15
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 13.07.2007


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-86  PLT  26.09. - 06.10.1997 10d 19h 20m 
2  STS-97  PLT  01.12. - 11.12.2000 10d 19h 57m 
3  STS-110  CDR  08.04. - 19.04.2002 10d 19h 42m 
Total  32d 10h 59m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering mechanics from the USAF Academy, 1981; master of science in engineering management from Old Dominion University, 1993, Colonel, USAF, Ret.; recreational interests include reading, gardening, running, softball, skiing, and activities with his children; in April 2004 accepted the job as director of athletics at the Air Force Academy, but returned to the astronaut office for family reasons in May 2004; since October 2006 he was Deputy Director, Flight Crew Operations, JSC.


Last update on September 28, 2016.