Kenneth Bowersox

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Date of Birth November 14, 1956
Place of Birth Virginia
Age 64 years old
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Kenneth Dwane "Sox" Bowersox is a United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle launches and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station. When he launched on STS-73 at the age of 38 years and 11 months, he became the youngest person ever to command a Space Shuttle vehicle.

Nationality: American
Status: Retired
Born: November 14, 1956, Portsmouth, Virginia
Other occupation: Test pilot
Rank: Captain, United States Navy
Time in space: 211d 14h 12m
Selection: 1987 NASA Group
Total EVAs: 2
Total EVA time: 13 hours 17 minutes
Missions: STS-50, STS-61, STS-73, STS-82, STS-113 (up), Expedition 6, Soyuz TMA-1 (down)

About Kenneth Bowersox

Retired U.S. Navy Captain who flew five Space Shuttle missions and worked on the International Space Station.

Before Fame

He became an Eagle Scout.

Achievement

He was on STS-82, a repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Family Life

He married and had three children.

Associations

He was on three episodes of "Home Improvement," which starred Tim Allen.

Information related to Ken Bowersox

  • Aviators from Virginia
  • Commanders of the International Space Station
  • Crew members of the International Space Station
  • United States Navy astronauts
  • United States Astronaut Hall of Fame inductees
  • U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School alumni
  • Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science alumni
  • American test pilots
  • American astronauts
  • United States Naval Aviators
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