- Susan Still Kilrain
name =Susan Leigh Still Kilrain"
October 24 1961
place_birth =Augusta, Georgia
occupation =Test Pilot
selection =1994 NASA Group
time =19d 15h 58m
Susan Kilrain (b.
October 24 1961, Augusta, Georgia) is a former United States Naval officer and a former NASA astronaut
Personal and educational data
She was born as Susan Leigh Still to Joseph Still, M.D. and his wife, Jean Ann Batho; she has nine siblings. Her father was a prominent burn surgeon who founded and directed the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in
Still graduated from the
Walnut Hill School, Natick, Massachusetts, in 1979. She graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityin 1982 with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering and received her Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technologyin 1985.
After graduation, Kilrain worked as a wind tunnel project officer for
Lockheed Corporationin Marietta, Georgia, and earned her graduate degree. She was commissioned in 1985 and designated a naval aviator in 1987. Kilrain was selected to be a flight instructor in the TA-4JSkyhawk, and later flew EA-6AElectric Intruders for Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 in Key West, Florida. After completing Test Pilot School, she reported to Fighter Squadron 101 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for F-14 Tomcattraining. Kilrain has logged over 3,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft.
Kilrain reported to the
Johnson Space Centeras an Astronaut Candidate in March 1995. Following a year of training, she worked technical issues for the Vehicle Systems and Operations Branch of the Astronaut Office. She also served as spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in mission control during launch and entry for numerous missions. A veteran of two space flights, she logged over 9000 hours in space. She flew as pilot on STS-83( April 4to April 8, 1997) and STS-94( July 1to July 17, 1997). She most recently was the Legislative Specialist for Shuttle for the Office of Legislative Affairs at NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C.. Kilrain retired from the Astronaut Office in December 2002 and from the U.S Navy in 2005. [ [http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/kilrain.html Susan L. Kilrain Biography at NASA] ] [ [http://www.erau.edu/er/newsmedia/newsreleases/1997/still.html Embry-Riddle's First Astronaut to Pilot NASA's First Microgravity Science Mission] ]
pace flight experience
Kilrain's first mission, STS-83, was cut short because of problems with one of the Shuttle's three fuel cell power generation units. Mission duration was 95 hours and 12 minutes, travelling 1.5 million miles in 63 orbits of the Earth. Mission STS-94 was a re-flight of the
Microgravity Science Laboratory( MSL-1) Spacelab mission, and focused on materials and combustion science research in microgravity. Mission duration was 376 hours and 45 minutes, travelling 6.3 million miles in 251 orbits of the Earth.
Awards and honors
*Distinguished Naval Graduate of Aviation Officer Candidate School
*Distinguished Graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School, Class 103
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
NASA Space Flight Medals (2)
National Defense Service Medal
*Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award (by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce)
Daughters of the American Revolution
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