Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


David Carl


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Personal data

Birthdate:  28.01.1950
Birthplace  Clinton / Iowa
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  19.05.1980
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1992


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51J  MSP  03.10. - 07.10.1985 4d 01h 44m 
2  STS-26  MSP  29.09. - 03.10.1988 4d 00h 01m 
3  STS-36  MSP  28.02. - 04.03.1990 4d 10h 18m 
4  STS-42  MSP  22.01. - 30.01.1992 8d 01h 14m 
Total  20d 14h 16m 

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in mathematics from Cornell College, 1972; master of science in electrical Engineering, and degree of electrical engineer from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1977 and 1979, respectively; Colonel, USMC, Ret.; hobbies: Playing the piano, gardening, electronics, spending time with his family, all types of sports; later he began graduate work at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; completed his M.D. degree (doctor of medicine) and he is now an associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.


Last update on December 29, 2012.