Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Loria

Christopher Joseph "Gus"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.07.1960
Birthplace:  Newton / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. ??.??.2005

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in general engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, 1983; Master in Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2004; Lieutenant Colonel, USMC; test pilot; hobbies: Running, cycling, weight training, sailing, hiking, fishing, hunting; NASA Fellowship Program, Massachusetts; he had been training as pilot for space shuttle Endeavor's STS-113 mission when he sustained a severe back injury, 2002; three months before the mission launched, NASA swapped in astronaut Paul Lockhart to take his place; ultimately Colonel Loria's injuries kept him permanently grounded and he requested a transfer back to the Marine Corps, leaving NASA in 2005.

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