Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Bruce Edward "Mel"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.12.1949
Birthplace:  New York City
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.07.1992


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41  MSP  06.10. - 10.10.1990 4d 02h 10m 
2  STS-49  MSP  07.05. - 16.05.1992 8d 21h 17m 
Total  12d 23h 27m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering from U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1972; master of science in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida, 1975; honorary doctorate of science degree from the University of West Floriada, 2001; Commander, USCG, Ret.; hobbies: Golf, fishing, hunting, running, tennis, woodworking; from 1992 to 1994 he was Director of Process Improvement Technolgy at Lockheed Space Operations Company and then until 1996 Vice President/Director for Shuttle Engineering at United Space Alliance; 1996 he switched to McDonnell Douglas (later Boeing Company) to serve as Vice President at KSC for the Payload Ground Operations Contract with NASA; later he became Vice President for Boeing Florida Operations at KSC; currently Vice President Boeing Space Company at KSC.


Last update on July 03, 2009.