Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


John Lynch


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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.04.1951
Birthplace:  Fort Belvoir / Virginia
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.08.2011


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-100  MSP  19.04. - 01.05.2001 11d 21h 30m 
2  Soyuz TMA-6 / ISS-11  Flight Engineer  15.04. - 11.10.2005 179d 00h 23m 
3  STS-119  MSP  15.03. - 28.03.2009 12d 19h 29m 
Total  203d 17h 22m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mathematics and Russian from U.S. Naval Academy, 1972; master of science in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida, 1974; master of science and Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1984 and 1987, respectively; Captain, USN Reserve; research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 15; hobbies: Alpine and nordic skiing, hiking, kayaking, family recreation, various fitness activities.


Last update on May 20, 2016.