Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Brewster Hopkinson, Jr.


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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.05.1945
Birthplace:  Cass City / Michigan
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.10.1989


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-9  PLT  28.11. - 08.12.1983 10d 07h 47m 
2  STS-61B  CDR  27.11. - 03.12.1985 6d 21h 04m 
3  STS-28  CDR  08.08. - 13.08.1989 5d 01h 00m 
Total  22d 05h 51m 

Additional information

Bachelor and master of science in engineering mechanics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968 and 1969; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; test pilot; was assigned for STS-61N; hobbies: Flying, running, skiing, sailing, hunting, camping; until 1995 Director of Shuttle Operations; since February 1996 Director, Rockwell International, Seal Beach, California; then Vice President and General Manager Deputy, NASA Systems Integrated Defense Systems; since May 15, 2003 Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance; since January 2006 vice president and general manager of the Boeing NASA Systems.


Last update on July 03, 2009.