Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Robert Lee "Hoot"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.10.1946
Birthplace:  Cooperstown, New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 15.11.1996


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41B Challenger  PLT  03.02. - 11.02.1984 7d 23h 15m 
2  STS-61C Columbia  CDR  12.01. - 18.01.1986 6d 02h 03m 
3  STS-27 Atlantis  CDR  02.12. - 06.12.1988 4d 09h 05m 
4  STS-47 Endeavour  CDR  12.09. - 20.09.1992 7d 22h 30m 
5  STS-71 Atlantis  CDR  27.06. - 07.07.1995 9d 19h 22m 
Total  36d 04h 15m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, 1969; Captain, USN, Ret.; test pilot; married to astronaut Rhea Seddon; from January 1993 - September 1994 Chief of Astronaut Office; since March 1996 Deputy Director Flight Crew Operations; hobbies: home built aircraft, formula one air racing, running, surfing; mid November 1996 he left NASA to work in private business; later he worked with Southwest Airlines; in 2007 he became chief operating officer and head test pilot for Benson Space Co., California.


Last update on August 25, 2018.