Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Richard Alan "Rick"


Richard Mastracchio

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.02.1960
Birthplace:  Waterbury / Connecticut
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.07.2015


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-106  MSP  08.09.2000 - 20.09.2000 11d 19h 10m 
2  STS-118  MSP  08.08.2007 - 21.08.2007 12d 17h 55m 
3  STS-131  MSP  05.04.2010 - 20.04.2010 15d 02h 47m 
4  Soyuz TMA-11M / ISS-38 ISS-39  Flight Engineer  07.11.2013 - 14.05.2014 187d 21h 44m 
Total  227d 13h 36m 
Patch Soyuz TMA-11M Patch ISS-38 Patch ISS-39  

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-09M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering and computer science from University of Connecticut, 1982; master of science in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1987; master of science in physical science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1991; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 14 and 15; hobbies: Flying, baseball, basketball, swimming, wood working, spending time with his family.


Last update on May 19, 2016.