Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Linda Maxine


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Personal data

Birthdate:  02.07.1952
Birthplace:  Cape Girardeau / Missouri
Marital status:  widowed
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.06.1985
Selection group:  NASA-11
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.08.2010


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-37  MSP  05.04. - 11.04.1991 5d 23h 32m 
2  STS-59  MSP  09.04. - 20.04.1994 11d 05h 49m 
3  STS-76  MSP  22.03. - 31.03.1996 9d 05h 16m 
4  STS-108  MSP  05.12. - 17.12.2001 11d 19h 35m 
Total  38d 06h 12m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from Southeast Missouri State University, 1974; master of science and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Missouri, 1976 and 1980 respectively; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 9 and 10; hobbies: playing saxophone and clarinet, reading, flying; she was married to astronaut Steven Nagel (until his death); one stepdaughter; later Astronaut Office Capcom Branch, JSC; was Assistant for Exploration, Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center.


Last update on May 18, 2016.