Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Norman Earl


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Birthdate:  03.07.1943
Birthplace:  Marianna, Florida
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 03.01.1996


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-7 Challenger  MS  18.06. - 24.06.1983 6d 02h 24m 
2  STS-51B Challenger  MS  29.04. - 06.05.1985 7d 00h 08m 
3  STS-30 Atlantis  MS  04.05. - 08.05.1989 4d 00h 56m 
4  STS-42 Discovery  MS  22.01. - 30.01.1992 8d 01h 14m 
5  Soyuz TM-21 / Mir-18 / STS-71 Atlantis  Research Cosmonaut / MS  14.03. - 07.07.1995 115d 08h 43m 
Total  140d 13h 25m 

Additional information

Bachelor and master of science in engineering science from Florida State University, 1965 and 1966, respectively; doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1977 Captain, USMC Reserve; 163 combat missions in Vietnam; serves at Medical University of South Carolina; was assigned for STS-61G; hobbies: classical music, electronic design; later professor at Florida State University College of Engineering.

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