STS-123/ISS-16 Crew Members
DOMINIC L. PUDWILL GORIE (CAPTAIN, USN, RET.)
PERSONAL DATA: Born May 2, 1957, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Married to Wendy Lu Williams of Midland, Texas. They have two children, Kimberly and Andrew. Dom enjoys skiing, bicycling, fishing, and hiking with his family.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Miami Palmetto High School, Miami, Florida, in 1975. Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979. Master of science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee in 1990.
SPECIAL HONORS: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (2) one with Combat ŇVÓ, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2), Space Flight Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal with Combat ŇVÓ (2).
EXPERIENCE: Designated a Naval Aviator in 1981. Flew the A-7E Corsair with Attack Squadron 46 aboard the USS America from 1981 to 1983. Transitioned to Strike Fighter Squadron 132 in 1983, flying the F/A-18 Hornet aboard the USS Coral Sea until 1986. Attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1987 and served as a Test Pilot at the Naval Air Test Center from 1988 to 1990. Then was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 87 flying the F/A-18 aboard the USS Roosevelt until 1992. Participated in Operation Desert Storm, flying 38 combat missions. In 1992 received orders to U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs for two years before reporting to Strike Fighter Squadron 106 for F/A-18 refresher training. Was enroute to his command tour of Strike Fighter Squadron 37 when selected as an Astronaut Candidate.
Gorie has accumulated over 6000 hours in more than 35 aircraft and has over 600 carrier landings.
Gorie retired from the Navy in September 2005.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994, Gorie reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. He completed a year of training and evaluation and then was initially assigned to work safety issues for the Astronaut Office. Gorie next served as a spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in Mission Control for numerous Space Shuttle flights, and was chief of the Astronaut Shuttle Branch. A veteran of three space flights, Gorie has logged over 32 days in space. He served as pilot aboard STS-91 in 1998 and STS-99 in 2000, and was the crew commander on STS-108 in 2001. Gorie is assigned to command the STS-123 mission that will deliver the Japanese Logistics Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-91 Discovery (June 2-12, 1998) was the 9 th and final Shuttle-Mir docking mission, concluding the joint U.S./Russian Phase I Program. The STS-91 mission was accomplished in 154 Earth orbits, traveling 3.8 million miles in 235 hours and 54 seconds.
STS-99 (February 11-22, 2000) was an 11-day flight during which the international crew aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour worked dual shifts to support payload operations. The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission mapped more than 47 million miles of the EarthŐs land surface. The STS-99 mission was accomplished in 181 Earth orbits, traveling over 4 million miles in 268 hours and 38 minutes.
STS-108 Endeavour (December 5-17, 2001) was the 12 th shuttle flight to visit the International Space Station. EndeavourŐs crew delivered the Expedition-4 crew and returned the Expedition-3 crew. The crew unloaded over 3 tons of equipment and supplies from the Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, and performed one space walk to wrap thermal blankets around ISS Solar Array Gimbals. STS-108 was accomplished in 185 Earth orbits, traveling 4.8 million miles in 283 hours and 36 minutes.
GREGORY H. JOHNSON (COLONEL, USAF)
PERSONAL DATA: Born on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Married to the former Cari M. Harbaugh of Lubbock, Texas. They have three children: Matthew, Joseph and Rachel. Recreational interests include traveling, biking, golfing, music, duplicate bridge, and woodworking.
EDUCATION: Park Hills High School, Fairborn, Ohio, 1980.
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1984.
M.S., Flight Structures Engineering, Columbia University, 1985.
M.B.A., University of Texas (Austin), 2005.
SPECIAL HONORS: 2005 Stephen D. Thorne Top Fox Safety Award, 2005 Deans Award for Academic Excellence McCombs School of Business, NASA Superior Performance Award, 1996 Lieutenant General Bobby Bond Award Top USAF test pilot, Distinguished Graduate USAF Test Pilot School Class 94A, Onizuka Award Class 94A, 1985 Guggenheim Fellow to Columbia University, 1984 Distinguished Graduate with Honors USAF Academy, 1980 Valedictorian : Park Hills High School, Eagle Scout. Military decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Srvc Medals (2), Air Medals (4), Aerial Achievement Medals (3), USAF Commendation Medal, USAF Achievement Medals (2).
MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Johnson received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in May 1984 and was designated an Air Force pilot in May 1986 at Reese Air Force Base, Texas. He was retained as a T-38A instructor pilot at Reese until 1989, when he was selected for an F-15E Eagle assignment. After completing initial F-15E training, Johnson was assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. In December 1990, Johnson deployed to Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, flying 34 combat missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. In December 1992, he was again deployed to Saudi Arabia for three months, flying an additional 27 combat missions in support of Operation Southern Watch. In 1993, he was selected for Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, graduating in December 1994. After graduation, he was assigned to the 445th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards, where he flew and tested F-15C/E, NF-15B, and T-38A/B aircraft. In August 1997, he was assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, to attend Air Command and Staff College.
He has logged over 4,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in June 1998, he reported for training in August 1998. He completed Astronaut Candidate Training in 2000. Following initial training and evaluation, astronaut candidates receive technical assignments within the Flight Crew Operations Directorate before being assigned to a space flight. In 2000, Johnson was assigned as a Technical Assistant to the Director, Flight Crew Operations Directorate (FCOD). In conjunction with that position, Johnson was assigned to the Shuttle Cockpit Avionics Upgrade (CAU) council redesigning cockpit displays for future Space Shuttle missions. His design and evaluation work with CAU has continued to the present.
In 2001, Johnson was reassigned from FCOD to the Space Shuttle Branch, where hes held various positions including direct support to the crews of STS-100 and STS-108, chief of shuttle abort planning and procedures for contingency scenarios, and ascent procedure development. He also was a key player on several tiger teams during the investigation into the cause of the Columbia accident in 2003. Johnson was the astronaut representative to the External Tank (ET) foam impact test team that eventually proved that ET foam debris on ascent could critically damage the shuttles leading edge thermal protection system. In 2004, Johnson was designated as the Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Safety Branch, focusing on all aspects of Space Shuttle, ISS, and T-38 safety, with special emphasis on improving specific operational procedures and techniques to make astronauts safer in all three vehicles. In 2005, Johnson was appointed as a crew representative supporting the design and testing of NASAs newest spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle. Johnson is assigned as pilot on the STS-123 mission that will deliver the Japanese Logistics Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station.
ROBERT L. BEHNKEN (PH.D., MAJOR, USAF)
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Creve Coeur, Missouri, he considers St. Ann, Missouri his hometown. Recreational interests include mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking. He has a younger sister and two nephews who resides in Hazelwood, Missouri. His father resides in St. Ann, Missouri.
Pattonville High School , Maryland Heights, Missouri, 1988.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1992.
B.S. Physics, Washington University, 1992.
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1993.
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1997.
SPECIAL HONORS: Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior, Washington University (1992); National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (1993-1996); Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate, Eglin AFB Florida Company Grade Officer of the Year (1997); USAF Achievement Medal (1997); USAF Commendation Medal (1998); Distinguished graduate from the USAF Test Pilot School Program (1999); Recipient of the USAF Test Pilot School Colonel Ray Jones Award as the top Flight Test Engineer/Flight Test Navigator in class 98B; USAF Commendation Medal (2000).
EXPERIENCE: Graduate Research in Nonlinear control. Dr. Behnken's thesis research was in the area of nonlinear control applied to stabilizing rotating stall and surge in axial flow compressors. The research included nonlinear analysis, real-time software implementation development, and extensive hardware construction. During his first two years of graduate study, Dr. Behnken developed and implemented real-time control algorithms and hardware for flexible robotic manipulators.
Prior to entering graduate school, Behnken was an Air Force ROTC student at Washington University in St. Louis, and after graduate school was assigned to enter Air Force active duty at Eglin AFB, Florida. While at Eglin, he worked as a technical manager and developmental engineer for new munitions systems. Behnken was next assigned to attend the Air Force Test Pilot School Flight Test Engineer's course at Edwards AFB, California. After graduating, he was assigned to the F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF) and remained at Edwards. While assigned to the F-22 program, Behnken was the lead flight test engineer for Raptor 4004 and a special projects test director. These responsibilities included flight test sortie planning, control room configuration development, and test conduct. Behnken also flew in both the F-15 and F-16 aircraft in support of the F-22 flight test program.
Major Behnken has over 1000 flight hours in more than 25 different aircraft types.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as a mission specialist by NASA in July 2000, Major Behnken reported for training in August 2000. Following the completion of 18 months of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Shuttle Branch supporting launch and landing activities at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. He is assigned to the STS-123 mission that will deliver the Japanese Logistics Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station. During STS-123 he is scheduled to serve as Mission Specialist 1 for ascent and entry, perform three spacewalks, serve as the IV (internal spacewalk coordinator), and operate the space station robotic arm.
MICHAEL J. FOREMAN (CAPTAIN, USN)
PERSONAL DATA: Born March 29, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio. His hometown is Wadsworth, Ohio. Married to the former Lorrie Dancer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have three children. Recreational interests include golf, running, skiing, home repair/improvement and spending time with his family. His mother, Nancy C. Foreman, resides in Wadsworth, Ohio. His father, James W. Foreman, is deceased. Her parents, Jim and Pat Dancer, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Wadsworth High School, Wadsworth, Ohio in 1975; received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979 and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1986.
ORGANIZATIONS: Association of Naval Aviation, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association.
AWARDS: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal and various other service awards.
SPECIAL HONORS: Graduated with Distinction, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Admiral William Adger Moffett Aeronautics Award, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School; Empire Test Pilots School-sponsored award for best final report (DT-IIA), U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
EXPERIENCE: Foreman was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1981 and assigned to Patrol Squadron Twenty-Three at NAS Brunswick, Maine. He made deployments to Rota, Spain; Lajes, Azores; Bermuda and Panama. Following this tour he attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he earned a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1986. As a graduate student, Foreman conducted thesis research at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountainview, California. Following graduation he was assigned as the Assistant Air Operations Officer in USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to his Air Operations duties, he flew as an E-2 pilot with VAW-120 and VAW-127. Upon selection to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) in 1989 he moved to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. \
He graduated from USNTPS in June 1990 and was assigned to the Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate. In 1991 he was reassigned as a flight instructor and the Operations Officer at USNTPS. During his tenure there he instructed in the F-18, P-3, T-2, T-38, U-21, U-6 and X-26 glider. In 1993, Foreman was assigned to the Naval Air Systems Command in Crystal City, Virginia, first as the deputy, and then as the Class Desk (Chief Engineer) Officer for the T-45 Goshawk aircraft program. Following that tour he returned to NAS Patuxent River, this time as the Military Director for the Research and Engineering Group of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. In addition to his duties at Patuxent River, he was assigned as the Navy liaison to NASAs Advanced Orbiter Cockpit Project at the Johnson Space Center. Foreman was working as the technical lead for the Advanced Orbiter Cockpit Project team when he was selected for the astronaut program.
He has logged over 5,000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in June 1998, he reported for training in August 1998. Astronaut Candidate Training included orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival techniques. He was initially assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Space Station Branch where he represented the Astronaut Office on training issues. He was then assigned to the Space Shuttle Branch as a liaison between the Johnson Space Center and the Kennedy Space Center, and also served as the Deputy, Space Shuttle Branch. Foreman is assigned to the STS-123 mission that will deliver the Japanese Logistics Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station.
TAKAO DOI (PH.D.)
PERSONAL DATA: Born in 1954 in Minamitama, Tokyo, Japan. Married to the former Hitomi Abe of Toukamachi, Niigata, Japan. He enjoys flying, soaring, playing tennis, jogging, soccer, and observing stars as an amateur astronomer.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Ousaka-phu, Mikunigaoka High School in 1973. Bachelor of engineering degree from University of Tokyo, 1978. Master of engineering degree from University of Tokyo, 1980. Doctorate in aerospace engineering from University of Tokyo, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in astronomy from Rice University in 2004.
ORGANIZATIONS: The Japan Society of Microgravity Application, the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
SPECIAL HONORS: Received Minister of State for Science and TechnologyŐs Commendation, Science Council of JapanŐs Special Citation, and National Space Development Agency of JapanŐs Outstanding Service Award in 1992.
PUBLICATIONS: Published over 40 papers in the areas of chemical propulsion systems, electric propulsion systems, fluid dynamics, microgravity science and technology, and astronomy.
EXPERIENCE: Takao Doi studied space propulsion systems as a research student in the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Japan from 1983 to 1985. He worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center as a National Research Council research associate in 1985.
Dr. Doi joined the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan in 1985 and has been working in the Japanese manned space program since then. He conducted research on microgravity fluid dynamics at the University of Colorado from 1987 to 1988, and at National Aerospace Laboratory in Japan in 1989 as a visiting scientist. In 1992, he served as a backup payload specialist for the Spacelab Japan mission (STS-47). In 1994, he worked as a project scientist on the International Microgravity Laboratory 2 mission (STS-65). Effective October 1, 2003, NASDA merged with ISAS (Institute of Space & Astronautic Science) and NAL (National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan) and was renamed JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).
NASA EXPERIENCE: Dr. Doi was selected in 1985. He participated in payload specialist training from 1990 to 1992 in preparation for the Spacelab Japan mission. He reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. On completing a year of training and evaluation he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Vehicle Systems/Operations Branch and later the Astronaut Office International Space Station Branch. Dr. Doi was a mission specialist on STS-87 (November 19 to December 5, 1997) and is the first Japanese astronaut to perform an EVA (spacewalk). In completing his first mission, Dr. Doi logged 376 hours and 34 minutes in space, including 2 spacewalks totaling 12 hours and 43 minutes. Dr. Doi is assigned to the STS-123 mission that will deliver the first module of the Japanese laboratory, Kibo, and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station. Dr. DoiŐs duties will involve attachment and initial set-up of the Kibo Japanese Experiment Logistics Module.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-87 was the fourth U.S Microgravity Payload flight and focused on experiments designed to study how the weightless environment of space affects various physical processes, and on observations of the SunŐs outer atmospheric layers. Dr. Doi and Navy Captain Scott performed two EVAŐs (spacewalks). The first, a 7 hour and 43 minute spacewalk featured the manual capture of a Spartan satellite, in addition to testing EVA tools and procedures for future Space Station assembly. The second spacewalk lasted 5 hours and also featured space station assembly tests. The mission was accomplished in 252 Earth orbits, traveling 6.5 million miles in 376 hours and 34 minutes.
RICHARD M. LINNEHAN (DVM)
PERSONAL DATA: Born September 19, 1957, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Raised by his paternal grandparents, Henry and Mae Linnehan. Single. He enjoys various sports, outdoor activities and natural history. His sister, Colleen, resides in Nevada.
EDUCATION: Attended Alvirne High School, Hudson, New Hampshire from 1971-1974. Graduated from Pelham High School, Pelham, New Hampshire, in 1975. Attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine and the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in Animal Sciences with a minor in Microbiology. Received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Honorary Doctorates of Science from the University of New Hampshire and Suffolk University (2002).
ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine, the Association of Space Explorers, and The Explorers Club. Adjunct Asst. Professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Board member, Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute (CIMWI), Santa Barbara, CA.
SPECIAL HONORS: Navy Group Achievement Award, Navy Commendation Medal, three NASA Space Flight Medals (1996, 1998, 2002), NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (1999), AVMA PresidentŐs Award, The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Award, and The University of New Hampshire Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Awards.
EXPERIENCE: After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 1985, Dr. Linnehan entered private veterinary practice and was later accepted to a 2-year joint internship in zoo animal medicine and comparative pathology at the Baltimore Zoo and The Johns Hopkins University. After completing his internship Dr. Linnehan was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and reported for duty in early 1989 at the Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California, as chief clinical veterinarian for the U.S. NavyŐs Marine Mammal Program. During his assignment at the Naval Ocean Systems Center Dr. Linnehan initiated and supervised research in the areas of cetacean and pinniped anesthesia, orthopedics, drug pharmacokinetics and reproduction in direct support of U.S. Navy mobile marine mammal systems stationed in California, Florida, and Hawaii.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in March 1992, Dr. Linnehan reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992 where he completed one year of Astronaut Candidate training qualifying him for Space Shuttle flight assignments as a mission specialist. Dr. Linnehan was initially assigned to flight software verification in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL). He was subsequently assigned to the Astronaut Office Mission Development Branch, working on payload development, and mission development flight support for future Space Shuttle missions. He first flew as a mission specialist in 1996 on STS-78, the Life Sciences and Microgravity Spacelab ( LMS) mission. In 1998, he served as the payload commander on the STS-90 Neurolab mission. In 2002, he was a member of the 4-man EVA crew on STS-109. A veteran of three space flights, Dr. Linnehan has logged over 43 days in space, including 3 EVAs (spacewalks) totaling 21 hours and 9 minutes. Dr. Linnehan is assigned to the STS-123 mission that will deliver the Japanese Logistics Module and the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator to the International Space Station.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-78 LMS (June 20 to July 7, 1996). The Life Sciences and Microgravity Spacelab mission was flown aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. The 17-day flight included studies sponsored by ten nations and five space agencies, and was the first mission to combine both a full microgravity studies agenda and a comprehensive life sciences payload. STS-78 orbited the Earth 271 times, and covered 7 million miles in 405 hours and 48 minutes.
STS-90 Neurolab (April 17 to May 3, 1998) was his second Spacelab mission. During the 16-day flight the seven-person crew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia served as both experimental subjects and operators for 26 individual life science experiments focusing on the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system. STS-90 orbited the Earth 256 times, and covered 6.3 million miles in 381 hours and 50 minutes. Both missions served as a model for future life sciences studies on board the International Space Station.
STS-109/HST Servicing Mission 3B (March 1-12, 2002) was the fourth Hubble Space Telescope (HST) servicing mission and RickŐs third flight aboard Columbia. The crew of STS-109 successfully upgraded the Hubble Space TelescopeŐs systems over the course of 5 consecutive EVAs, leaving it with a new power control unit, improved solar arrays, the new Advanced Camera for Surveys ( ACS), and an experimental refrigeration unit for cooling the dormant Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). With his teammate Dr. John Grunsfeld (EV1), Dr. Linnehan (EV2) performed three of the five spacewalks totaling 21 hours and 9 minutes. STS-109 orbited the Earth 165 times and covered 3.9 million miles in just over 262 hours.
GARRETT E. REISMAN (PH.D.)
PERSONAL DATA: Born February 10, 1968 in Morristown, New Jersey, but considers Parsippany, New Jersey, to be his hometown. Recreational interests include flying, skiing and snowboarding, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and SCUBA diving. Dr. Reisman is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. His parents are Sheila Reisman of Boynton Beach, Florida and the late Robert Reisman. His sister, Lainie Reisman, is an international youth violence prevention specialist and currently resides in Washington D.C.
Parsippany High School, Parsippany, New Jersey, 1986. B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1991. B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, 1991. M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1992. Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1997.
EXPERIENCE: From 1996 to 1998 Dr. Reisman was employed by TRW as a Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer in the Space and Technology Division, Redondo Beach, California. While at TRW, he designed the thruster-based attitude control system for the NASA Aqua Spacecraft.
Prior to his employment at TRW, Dr. Reisman was a Ph.D. Candidate at Caltech in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science in Pasadena, California. His multiphase fluid mechanics research provided the first experimental evidence of the presence of shock waves in unsteady cloud cavitation.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA as a Mission Specialist in June 1998, Dr. Reisman reported for training in August 1998. Astronaut Candidate Training included orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival techniques.
After completing this training, Dr. Reisman was assigned to the Astronaut Office Robotics Branch where he worked primarily on the Space Station robotic arm.
In October 2001, Dr. Reisman was assigned to the Astronaut Office Advanced Vehicles Branch where he worked on the displays and checklists to be used in the next generation Space Shuttle cockpit.
In June 2003, Dr. Reisman was a crewmember on NEEMO V, living on the bottom of the sea in the Aquarius habitat for two weeks.
Dr. Reisman is assigned to serve as a member of both the Expedition-16 and the Expedition-17 crew aboard the International Space Station.. He will launch with the STS-123 Space Shuttle crew currently planned for March 2008. During the STS-123 mission Dr. Reisman is scheduled to perform one spacewalk and numerous tasks with the Space Station robotic arm and the new robotic manipulator, Dextre. He will return to Earth with the crew of STS-124, currently planned for May 2008.
LOPOLD EYHARTS (GENERAL, FRENCH AIR FORCE)
PERSONAL DATA: Born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. He is married and has one child His hobbies are reading, computers and sport.
EDUCATION: Graduated as an engineer from the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1979.
SPECIAL HONORS: Lopold Eyharts has been decorated with the French Lgion dŐHonneur, the Ordre National du Mrite and Mdaille dŐOutre Mer, and the Russian medals of Friendship and Courage.
EXPERIENCE: He joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 and was graduated as an aeronautical engineer in 1979. In 1980, he became a fighter pilot and was assigned to an operational Jaguar squadron in Istres Air Force Base (France). In 1985, he was assigned as a wing commander in Saint-Dizier Air Force base.
In 1988, he was graduated as a test pilot in the French test pilot school (EPNER) and was assigned to Bretigny flight test center near Paris. He then flew on different types of military and civilian aircraft including Mirage 2000, Alpha-jet, Mirage 3, Caravelle, C-160 mainly involved in radar and equipment testing.
He has logged 3500 flight hours as a fighter and test pilot in 40 different aircraft types, 21 parachute jumps including one ejection.
In 1990, Lopold Eyharts was selected as an astronaut by CNES (Center National dŐEtudes Spatiales) and assigned to support the Hermes spaceplane program managed by the Hermes Crew office in Toulouse.
He became also one of the test pilots in charge of the CNES parabolic flights program, an experimental aircraft (Caravelle) managed by Bretigny Flight Test Center to provide a microgravity laboratory to the scientific community. In 1994, he was in charge of parabolic flight testing of the Caravelle replacement, an Airbus A300 which became operational in 1995.
In 1992, Lopold Eyharts participated in the second European Space Agency astronaut selection. At the end of the same year, he took part in an ESA evaluation of Russian ŇBouranÓ Space Shuttle training in Moscow, where he flew in the Tupolev 154 Bouran in-flight simulator.
He also participated in two additional short-duration spaceflight training courses in Star City, MoscowŃ6-weeks in 1991 and 2-weeks in 1993.
Lopold Eyharts was assigned to full spaceflight training in January 1995. He trained as a back-up cosmonaut for the Cassiopeia French-Russian space mission, which took place in August 1996.
He was the prime cosmonaut for the follow-on CNES scientific space mission called ŇPgase.Ó He flew in the Mir Space Station in February 1998. During the three week Pgase mission he performed various French experiments in the area of medical research, neuroscience, biology, fluid physics and technology. In completing his first space mission, he has logged 20 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes in space.
NASA EXPERIENCE: In August 1998, Lopold Eyharts was assigned by the European Space Agency to train as a mission specialist at NASAŐs Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. As part of the international astronauts of the 1998 class, he attended Astronaut Candidate Training which included orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival techniques. He was initially assigned to the Astronaut Office Space Station Operations Branch. Lopold EyhartŐs assignments include serving as a flight engineer to the Expedition-12 and Expedition-13 back-up crews.
Lopold EyhartŐs is currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. He launched on February 7, 2008 with the crew of STS-122, arriving at the International Space Station on February 9, delivering ESAŐs Columbus Laboratory to the station. The crew installed Columbus on February 11 and conducted three spacewalks to prepare Columbus for its scientific work. Eyharts will return to earth with the crew of STS-123.