Kenneth D. BOWERSOX
NASA astronaut (Capt., USN)
Lindon B. Johnson Space Center, USA
DATA AND PLACE OF BIRTH: November 14, 1956,
Portsmouth, Virginia, but he sees Bedford, Indiana as his
homeland. Father: Ronald Jean Bowersox died, mother: Eva
Jean Bowersox born in 1934 lives in Bedford, Indiana.
EDUCATION: He finished Bedford high school
in Bedford, Indiana in 1974, got the degree of bachelor
in aeronautics engineering in the U.S. Navy Academy in 1978,
the degree of master in mechanical engineering in Colombian
University in 1979.
FAMILY STATUS: married.
Wife: Ann Cecilia Bowersox born in 1960.
Son: Matthew Douglas born in 1992,
son John Timothy born in 1995,
son Luck Anthony born in 1997.
HOBBIES: Windsurfing, air flights
WORK EXPERIENCE: In 1978 he started serving in the U.S. Navy and in 1981 he was nominated to a post
of a Navy pilot. Later he was appointed to the 22nd fighter squadron to the U.S. Enterprise ship, on which he did his
service as a pilot on Navy aircraft A-7E and made more than 300 landings on the aircraft-carrier by using a brake facility.
After graduating from the U.S. Navy test-pilot school at Edward's Naval base, California in 1985 he was directed
to the Navy Arms Center in China Lake, California, where he spent a year and a half in a position of a test-pilot
flying on aircraft A-7E and F/A-18.
In 1987 he was selected as a candidate to NASA astronauts. In August 1988 he finished a year training course for NASA astronauts. He worked in
different areas including flight software testing in the Integrated Radio-Electronic Shuttle Laboratory, as a Technical
Assistant of Crew Flight Operations Director, Representative of Astronauts Office on the Space Shuttle landing and roll
back in turn, Head of the Flight Safety Department of Astronauts Office, during several Shuttle missions he communicated
with the crew from MCC-H. Being a veteran of four space flights he spent more than 50 days in space. He flew as
a pilot of the STS-50 crew in 1992 and STS-61 crew in 1993 and as a crew commander of STS-73 crew in 1995 and STS-82 crew in 1997.
Currently he is being trained for the space flight a member of the ISS-1 backup expedition crew as the ISS commander and Soyuz-TM flight engineer