Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Brewster Hopkinson, Jr.


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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.05.1945
Birthplace:  Cass City, Michigan
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.10.1989


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-9 Columbia  PLT  28.11. - 08.12.1983 10d 07h 47m 
2  STS-61B Atlantis  CDR  27.11. - 03.12.1985 6d 21h 04m 
3  STS-28 Columbia  CDR  08.08. - 13.08.1989 5d 01h 00m 
Total  22d 05h 51m 

Additional information

Bachelor and master of science in engineering mechanics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968 and 1969; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; test pilot; was assigned for STS-61N; hobbies: Flying, running, skiing, sailing, hunting, camping; until 1995 Director of Shuttle Operations; since February 1996 Director, Rockwell International, Seal Beach, California; then Vice President and General Manager Deputy, NASA Systems Integrated Defense Systems; since May 15, 2003 Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance; since January 2006 vice president and general manager of the Boeing NASA Systems. In mid-2003, Brewster Shaw left Boeing and became the Chief Operating Officer of USA. In January 2006, he returned to the Boeing Company’s Houston campus, and was then acting as the Vice President and General Manager of the Space Exploration Division, which controlled Boeing’s ISS and Space Shuttle programs.


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