Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Mary Louise


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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.02.1947
Birthplace:  Southampton / New York
Marital status:  single
Children:  none
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.05.1991


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-61B  MSP  27.11. - 03.12.1985 6d 21h 04m 
2  STS-30  MSP  04.05. - 08.05.1989 4d 00h 56m 
Total  10d 22h 00m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University, 1969; master of science in Microbial Ecology and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University in 1975 and 1979, respectively; hobbies: Cross-country and downhill skiing, sailing, hiking, camping; she left NASA in May 1991 to serve as project manager for SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing, Wide-Field-of-view-Sensor), an ocean color sensor that monitors vegetation globally, at Goddard Space Center; until March 2007 Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. She also served as deputy associate administrator (advanced planning) in the Office of Earth Science at NASA Headquarters. Since October 01, 2007, she became member Board of Directors Sigma Space Corp., Lanham, Maryland.


Last update on July 03, 2009.