Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Steven Ray "Swanny"


Steven Swanson

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Personal data

Birthdate:  03.12.1960
Birthplace:  Syracuse / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  04.06.1998
Selection group:  NASA-17
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 30.08.2015


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-117  MSP  08.06. - 22.06.2007 13d 20h 11m 
2  STS-119  MSP  15.03. - 28.03.2009 12d 19h 29m 
3  Soyuz TMA-12M / ISS-39 / ISS-40  Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  25.03. - 11.09.2014 169d 05h 05m 
Total  195d 20h 45m 
Patch Soyuz TMA-12M Patch ISS-39 Patch ISS-40    

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-10M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering physics from University of Colorado-Boulder, 1983; master of arts in computer systems from Florida Atlantic University, 1986; Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University, 1998; aerospace engineer at NASA's JSC; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 16; hobbies: bicycling, basketball, skiing, weightlifting, running, woodworking, spending time with his family.


Last update on May 21, 2016.