Carl E. WALZ
BIRTH DATA AND PLACE: September 6, 1955, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In 1977 he graduated from Kent State University, Ohio, receiving
a bachelor of science degree in physics, and in 1979 - from
John Carroll University, receiving a master of science degree
in solid state physics.
MARITAL STATUS: married to Pamela J. Glady, has two children.
Awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense
Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf, the USAF Meritorious
Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the USAF Commendation
Medal, and the USAF Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf
Cluster, three NASA Space Flight Medals, and NASA Exceptional
Service Medal. Distinguished Graduate from Kent State University.
In 1997 he was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award,
Kent State University. Distinguished graduate from the USAF
Test Pilot School. His photo is put into the Ohio Veterans
Hall of Fame.
HOBBIES: sports, playing piano, vocal music - lead singer for MAX-Q, a rock-n-roll band.
From 1979 to 1982, Walz served as an Officer for the Radiochemical
Project at McClellan Air Force Base, California.
In 1983, he attended the USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards
Air Force Base, California.
From January 1984 to June 1987, Walz served as a Flight
Test Engineer for the F-16 Combined Test Force at the same
From July 1987 to June 1990, he was a Flight Test Manager
at the Air Force Flight Test Center.
In January 1990, Walz was selected as a candidate for NASA
astronauts. He is a veteran of three space flights and has
logged over 833 hours in space.
On September 12 - 22, 1993, Walz took his first space flight
as a Discovery mission specialist (STS-51). During the
mission he performed a 7-hour space walk (EVA).
On July 8 -23, 1994, he took his second flight as a mission
specialist (flight engineer) of the Columbia crew (STS-65) with
the second International Microgravity Laboratory (IML) in the
shuttle cargo bay.
On September 16-26, 1996, he took his third flight as
a mission specialist of the Atlantis crew (STS-79) under the
program of the 4th shuttle docking with the Mir OC.
Assigned to the forth crew scheduled to live on the International
Based on NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center materials (USA).