Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Carvalho Benoliel

José Augusto


Personal data

Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1998
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1998

Additional information

He was 41 years old and frigate-captain in the Brazilian Navy at the time of his selection as one of the five finalists astronaut candidates for the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) in 1998. Earned a bachelor's degree in Naval Science from Escola Naval (1980) and became a navy officer. Earned a Master of Science degree in Systems and Computing from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME, 1992), where he researched artificial intelligence and databases. Has been computing (IT) support manager. Retired from the Brazilian Navy in 2014 and currently owns a marine piloting business.


Last update on May 10, 2024.