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Mastracchio, Richard

Year Inducted / Awarded: 2003

Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers

Mr. Mastracchio is a NASA astronaut stationed at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. He joined NASA in 1990 as an engineer in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate and later worked as an ascent/entry Guidance and Procedures Officer (GPO) in Mission Control. During that time, he supported 17 missions as a flight controller. He was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996 and flew as a mission specialist on STS-106. He has logged over 283 hours in space. Currently, he is assigned to the crew of STS-117, scheduled for flight in the fall of 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mastracchio worked for Hamilton Standard (now Hamilton Sundstrand) as a systems design group engineer, and later the Rockwell Shuttle Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center.

Categories | Keywords: 2003, Academy of Distinguished Engineers

Published: 2018-11-16

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