NASA astronaut, USA
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Born on October 21, 1966 in Endicott, New York, but he considers Apalachin his home town.
In 1984 graduated from Owego Free Academy.
In 1988 he received Bachelor of Science degree (civil engineering) from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 2000 he received master of science degree (aviation systems) from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
FAMILY STATUS: has a child.
Hunting and spending time with family.
Awarded a Marine corps medal.
Completed training at the Basic School in Quantico, followed by the Infantry Officers Course.
In 1989 he was sent to flight training in Texas.
In 1991 he was designated a Naval Aviator, and for further training he was sent to Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 101 at the Marine Corps Air Station,
El Toro, California, for initial F/A-18 training.
From January through December 1997 he received training at the United States Naval Test Pilot School at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland.
He took part in various tests, including flying qualities, ordnance separation and systems testing, etc. He became the first Marine pilot to fly the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.
On July 26, 2000 he was selected as an astronaut candidate during the 18th NASA enrollment campaign (to be trained as Space Shuttle pilot).
He received basic astronaut training.
Having completed it, he graduated as Space Shuttle pilot and was assigned to the Astronaut Office Shuttle Operations Branch.
He flew his first space mission July 16 through 31, 2009, as the pilot of Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-127. The docking of the Space Shuttle with the International Space Station took place on July 17. On July 27, the Space Shuttle undocked from the International Space Station, and on July 31 it successfully landed at Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral. The mission duration was 15 days 16 hours and 45 minutes.
He made his second space flight flight on July 8 through 21, 2011, as the pilot of Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135. The docking of the Space Shuttle with the International Space Station took place on July 10. On July 19, the Space Shuttle undocked from the International Space Station, and on July 21 it successfully landed at Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral. The mission duration was 12 days 18 hours and 28 minutes.
He set out on his third space mission on May 30, 2020 on the Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Based on materials from web sites www.roscosmos.ru, nasa.gov.