Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Mark Edward


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Personal data

Birthdate:  21.02.1964
Birthplace:  Orange, New Jersey
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.10.2011


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-108 Endeavour  PLT  05.12. - 17.12.2001 11d 19h 35m 
2  STS-121 Discovery  PLT  04.07. - 17.07.2006 12d 18h 36m 
3  STS-124 Discovery  CDR  31.05. - 14.06.2008 13d 18h 13m 
4  STS-134 Endeavour  CDR  16.05. - 01.06.2011 15d 17h 38m 
Total  54d 02h 02m 

Additional information

Twin to Scott Kelly; bachelor of science in marine engineering and nautical science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1986; master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994; Captain, USN, test pilot; flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm; hobbies: Running, weight lifting, basketball, golf.
His wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was one of several people shot at a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011, where she was meeting publicly with constituents. She was taken into emergency surgery, in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the head.


Last update on August 25, 2018.