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Frederick Hauck
2012-10-18 14:05:34

Frederick Hauck is a retired Captain and pilot in the United States Navy, and a NASA astronaut. He was born Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck on April 11, 1941 in Long Beach, California. He was raised in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., and he graduated from  St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 1958. He then went on to attend Tufts University as a Navy ROTC student, where he received a...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve...

Bernard Harris Jr
2012-10-18 13:32:59

Bernard Harris is a former NASA astronaut who set NUMBER records being an African-American in space. He was born Bernard Anthony Harris, Jr. on June 26, 1956 in Temple, Texas. In school he was actively involved in science fairs, book clubs and other activities, and in 1969 he decided he wanted to be an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 mission on television. He graduated from Sam Houston...

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973....

Kenneth Ham
2012-10-18 13:05:28

Kenneth Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. He is married to the former Michelle Lucas of Hobart, Indiana, and has two children. He was born Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham on December 12, 1964 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His high school guidance counselor suggested that he take flying lessons while attending high school at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark,...

Sid Gutierrez
2012-10-18 13:02:51

Sid Gutierrez is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Sidney McNeill "Sid" Gutierrez on June 27, 1951 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque in 1969. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1973. Upon his graduation, he reported to Laughlin Air Force...

Stanley Griggs
2012-10-18 12:15:34

Stanley Griggs was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Stanley David Griggs on September 7, 1939 in Portland, Oregon. He remained in his hometown throughout his childhood, became an Eagle Scout during his school years, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science...

Frederick Gregory
2012-10-18 12:12:55

Frederick Gregory is a former NASA astronaut and retired USAF Colonel. He was born Frederick Drew Gregory on January 7, 1941 in Washington, D.C. and lived there throughout his childhood. He graduated from Anacostia High School in 1958 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964. During his time with the Air Force, he was...

Robert Gibson
2012-10-18 12:04:15

Robert Gibson is a retired Captain and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Lee "Hoot" Gibson on October 30, 1946 in Cooperstown, New York. At the age of seventeen, he received his private pilot license. In 1964, he graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, New York, and immediately went on to earn an Associate’s degree in...

Dale Gardner
2012-10-18 11:58:31

Dale Gardner is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Dale Allan Gardner on November 8, 1948 in Fairmont, Minnesota. Gardner grew up both in Minnesota and Savanna, Illinois, but he considers Clinton, Iowa to be his hometown. He graduated from Savanna Community High School in 1966 as valedictorian of his class. He then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he...

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