Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Cranston R., Jr. "Rip"


Personal data

Birthdate:  22.02.1949
Birthplace:  Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1987
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????

Additional information

Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Ret.; at the time of his selection he served with the 11th Weather Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; semi finalist in WOSE II (Weather Officer in Space Experiment); did not come into the final selection. Junior National Champion Modern Pentathlon, 1968. Competitor US Olympic Trials 1968, 1972. Bachelor of Science Degree, Mathematics, 1971. Master of Science Degree, Meteorology, 1981. Master Military Parachutist. Combat Special Operations Weather Team leader. From 1997 to present, Vice President for Aviation Information Systems at Sonalysts, Inc. in Connecticut, USA. Artist (portrait painter), musician (bamboo flautist).


Last update on April 30, 2018.