Kathryn Hire

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Date of Birth August 26, 1959
Place of Birth Mobile, Alabama
Age 61 years old
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Kathryn P. Hire

Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire is a former NASA astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions.

Nationality: American
Status: Retired
Born: August 26, 1959, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Other occupation: Engineer
Rank: Captain, USN
Time in space: 29d 15h 59m 01s
Selection: 1994 NASA Group
Missions: STS-90, STS-130

About Kathryn Hire

Engineer who flew on two space missions and worked on the International Space Station.

Before Fame

She achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy.


She was a crew member on the Neurolab space mission that used the seven-person crew as human test subjects and operators.

Family Life

Her father was a land surveyor.


She's a female astronaut like Sally Ride.

Information related to Kathryn P. Hire

  • United States Naval Flight Officers
  • Florida Institute of Technology alumni
  • United States Navy astronauts
  • Systems engineers
  • Women astronauts
  • American astronauts
  • Recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal
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Latest information about Kathryn Hire updated on January 20, 2021.

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