Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Charles Joseph


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Personal data

Birthdate:  29.06.1955
Birthplace:  Waltham / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  17.01.1990
Selection group:  NASA-13
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 11.03.2005


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-55  MSP  26.04. - 06.05.1993 9d 23h 40m 
2  STS-71  PLT  27.06. - 07.07.1995 9d 19h 22m 
3  STS-84  CDR  15.05. - 24.05.1997 9d 05h 20m 
4  STS-91  CDR  02.06. - 12.06.1998 9d 19h 54m 
Total  38d 20h 16m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from USAF Academy, 1977; master of science in engineering management from Golden Gate University, 1988; master of arts in national security affairs and strategic studies from U.S. Naval War College, 1990; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; test pilot; hobbies: Golf, flying light aircraft; Chief, Astronaut Office, JSC from October 1998 to November 2002; since November 2002 Deputy Manager, International Space Station Program, JSC; currently employed by Thiokol, Utah.


Last update on July 04, 2009.