Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Kathryn Dwyer


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Personal data

Birthdate:  03.10.1951
Birthplace:  Paterson, New Jersey
Marital status:  unmarried
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.06.1993


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41G Challenger  MS  05.10. - 13.10.1984 8d 05h 24m 
2  STS-31 Discovery  MS  24.04. - 29.04.1990 5d 01h 16m 
3  STS-45 Atlantis  MS  24.03. - 02.04.1992 8d 22h 09m 
Total  22d 04h 49m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in earth sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz, 1973; Ph.D. in geology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1978, Canada; was assigned for STS-61J (mission cancelled after the Challenger disaster); hobbies: Flying, squash, bicycling, backpacking, reading; in June 1992 Chief Research Scientist of National Oceanographic and Athmospheric Administration; since 1996 President and Chief Executive Officer des Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio; retired in 2005 but will continue working as Scientific Adviser. Sullivan is also an oceanography officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, holding the rank of Captain; in May 2006 elected as vice chair of the National Science Board (NSB). Her tenure as Director of NOAA ended on January 20, 2017, with the swearing in of President Donald Trump. She then became the 2017 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.


Last update on September 24, 2020.