Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Kathryn Dwyer


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Personal data

Birthdate:  03.10.1951
Birthplace:  Paterson / New Jersey
Marital status:  unmarried
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.06.1993


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41G  MSP  05.10. - 13.10.1984 8d 05h 24m 
2  STS-31  MSP  24.04. - 29.04.1990 5d 01h 16m 
3  STS-45  MSP  24.03. - 02.04.1992 8d 22h 09m 
Total  22d 04h 49m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in earth sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz, 1973; Ph.D. in geology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1978, Canada; was assigned for STS-61J (mission cancelled after the Challenger disaster); hobbies: Flying, squash, bicycling, backpacking, reading; in June 1992 Chief Research Scientist of National Oceanographic and Athmospheric Administration; since 1996 President and Chief Executive Officer des Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio; retired in 2005 but will continue working as Scientific Adviser. Sullivan is also an oceanography officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, holding the rank of Captain; in May 2006 elected as vice chair of the National Science Board (NSB).


Last update on July 03, 2009.