Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Curtis Lee, Jr. "Curt"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.03.1956
Birthplace:  Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 31.12.1999


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-47 Endeavour  PLT  12.09. - 20.09.1992 7d 22h 30m 
2  STS-66 Atlantis  PLT  03.11. - 14.11.1994 10d 22h 34m 
3  STS-77 Endeavour  PLT  19.05. - 29.05.1996 10d 00h 39m 
4  STS-85 Discovery  CDR  07.08. - 19.08.1997 11d 20h 26m 
5  STS-95 Discovery  CDR  29.10. - 07.11.1998 8d 21h 44m 
6  STS-103 Discovery  CDR  20.12. - 28.12.1999 7d 23h 10m 
Total  57d 17h 03m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the USAF Academy, 1978; Colonel, USAF; test pilot on Eglin AFB, Florida; hobbies: Water and snow skiing scuba diving, remote control model aircraft, restoring old cars, woodworking, sailing, aerobatic flying; later pilot at American Airlines.


Last update on August 25, 2018.