Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


John Howard


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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.07.1943
Birthplace:  Greenville / South Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  23.05.1984
Selection group:  NASA-10
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1997


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-36  PLT  28.02. - 04.03.1990 4d 10h 18m 
2  STS-54  CDR  13.01. - 19.01.1993 5d 23h 38m 
3  STS-62  CDR  04.03. - 18.03.1994 13d 23h 16m 
4  STS-77  CDR  19.05. - 29.05.1996 10d 00h 39m 
Total  34d 09h 51m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering science from USAF Academy, 1966; master of science in astronautics from Purdue University, 1967; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 8; hobbies: Flying general aviation aicraft, running, listening to classical music; later he was Director of Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance for the JSC; since November 2002 Deputy Director for Engineering, Space and Life Sciences Directorate, JSC.


Last update on May 15, 2016.