Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Steven Ray


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Personal data

Birthdate:  27.10.1946
Birthplace:  Canton / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 28.02.1995
Day of death:  21.08.2014
Place of death:  ?


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51G  MSP  17.06. - 24.06.1985 7d 01h 38m 
2  STS-61A  PLT  30.10. - 06.11.1985 7d 00h 44m 
3  STS-37  CDR  05.04. - 11.04.1991 5d 23h 32m 
4  STS-55  CDR  26.04. - 06.05.1993 9d 23h 40m 
Total  30d 01h 34m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, 1969; master of science in mechanical engineering from California State University-Fresno, 1978; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; test pilot; later instructor pilot at JSC; in a second marriage married to astronaut Linda Godwin; hobbies: Sport flying, amateur radio, music; until August 2011 NASA Research Pilot, JSC; died of cancer.


Last update on August 22, 2014.