Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five Space Shuttle missions. He served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1997 to 1998.
|Born:||April 9, 1950, Austin, Texas, U.S.|
|Other occupation:||Test Pilot|
|Rank:||Captain, United States Navy|
|Time in space:||64d 12h 24m|
|Selection:||1990 NASA Group|
|Missions:||STS-56, STS-69, STS-80, STS-98, STS-111|
About Kenneth Cockrell
Former Captain of the U.S. Navy who flew on five Space Shuttle missions.
He served in the U.S. Navy before becoming a research pilot at Johnson Space Center.
He served as Mission Specialist on his first mission, piloted his second, and was Commander of his last three.
He married Gabrielle Avina and they had three children.
He is a pilot, like Chuck Yeager.
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