Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Daniel Wheeler


hi res version (709 KB)

more photos

Personal data

Birthdate:  25.07.1957
Birthplace:  Bristol / Pennsylania
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  17.01.1990
Selection group:  NASA-13
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.06.2005


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51  MSP  12.09.1993 - 22.09.1993 9d 20h 11m 
2  STS-68  MSP  30.09.1994 - 11.10.1994 11d 05h 46m 
3  STS-77  MSP  19.05.1996 - 29.05.1996 10d 00h 39m 
4  STS-108 / ISS-04 / STS-111  Flight Engineer  05.12.2001 - 19.06.2002 195d 19h 38m 
Total  226d 22h 14m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-102  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1979; master of science in engineering science from the Naval Postgraduate School, 1991; Captain, USN; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 12; hobbies: Tennis, softball, windsurfing, skiing, woodworking; Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California; in 2005 he joined The Aerospace Corporation as the National Reconnaissance Office Chair at the Naval Postgraduate School.


Last update on May 18, 2016.