Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Ronald John


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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.06.1945
Birthplace:  New York City / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 11.04.1994


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51J  PLT  03.10. - 07.10.1985 4d 01h 44m 
2  STS-30  PLT  04.05. - 08.05.1989 4d 00h 56m 
3  STS-42  CDR  22.01. - 30.01.1992 8d 01h 14m 
4  STS-57  CDR  21.06. - 01.07.1993 9d 23h 44m 
Total  26d 03h 38m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering sciences from USAF Academy, 1966; studied aeronautics as a Fulbright Scholar at the Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, West Germany, 1967; Colonel USAF, Ret.; test pilot; flew 200 combat missions in Vietnam; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 8; hobbies: Skiing, windsurfing, racquet sports; later Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Orbital Science, Launch System Group, Dulles, Virginia.


Last update on July 03, 2009.