Biographies of International Astronauts


Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia

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Birthdate:  27.06.1956
Birthplace:  Riyad
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.04.1985
Selection group:  Saudi-Arabia
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 24.06.1985


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51G Discovery  PS  17.06. - 24.06.1985 7d 01h 38m 
Total  7d 01h 38m 

Additional information

Master's Degree in Social and Political Science from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA; nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; a certified civil pilot and a fighter pilot, Colonel (retired) Royal Saudi Air Force. Current activities: Member of the Board and Secretary General-The Supreme Commission for Tourism, KSA; Chairman of the Board of Directors - The Disabled Children Association, KSA; Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Prince Salman Center for Disability Research, KSA; Founder and President - Al-Turath, KSA (an organization dedicated to the preservation and development of Saudi national heritage); Founder and Chairman of the Board - The Saudi Aviation Club, KSA; hobbies: snow skiing, scuba diving, horseback riding, jogging, racketball, and swimming; his complete name is: Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (H.R.H. - His Royal Highness), Amir Sultan ibn Salman ibn´Abd al-`Aziz).

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