Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Richard Oswalt


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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.08.1946
Birthplace:  Fayetteville, Arkansas
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1994


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51I Discovery  PLT  27.08. - 03.09.1985 7d 02h 17m 
2  STS-26 Discovery  PLT  29.09. - 03.10.1988 4d 01h 00m 
3  STS-38 Atlantis  CDR  16.11. - 20.11.1990 4d 21h 54m 
4  STS-61 Endeavour  CDR  02.12. - 13.12.1993 10d 19h 58m 
Total  26d 21h 09m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering sciences from USAF Academy, 1964; master of science in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University, 1969; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; he flew 339 combat missions he flew over Southeast Asia; test pilot at Edwards AFB; 1991 Acting Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations Directorate; since January 1998 Deputy Director with the Boeing Company; since February 2006 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance (USA); he then became President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance, effective September 28, 2007, succeeding Michael McCulley; he himself was succeeded by Daniel Brandenstein; hobbies: Golf, water sports, photography, skiing, volleyball.


Last update on August 24, 2018.