Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Steven Alan


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Personal data

Birthdate:  12.12.1951
Birthplace:  Ottawa, Kansas
Marital status:  married
Children:  none
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 27.02.2008


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41D Discovery  MS  30.08. - 05.09.1984 6d 00h 56m 
2  STS-61C Columbia  MS  12.01. - 18.01.1986 6d 02h 03m 
3  STS-31 Discovery  MS  24.04. - 29.04.1990 5d 01h 16m 
4  STS-82 Discovery  MS  11.02. - 21.02.1997 9d 23h 37m 
5  STS-93 Columbia  MS  23.07. - 28.07.1999 4d 22h 49m 
Total  32d 02h 41m 

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in physics and astronomy from the University of Kansas, 1973; doctorate of philosophy in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California, 1990 Director at NASA's Ames Research Center; 1992 returned to JSC to serve as Deputy Director Flight Crew Operations; was since November 2002 Associate Director for Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, Space and Life Sciences Directorate, JSC; hobbies: Golf, basketball, softball, running, playing bridge, umpiring; in February 2008 he became member of the faculty at the University of Kansas.


Last update on August 25, 2018.