Gregory Errol “Taz” Chamitoff
Naissance : 6 août 1962, à Montréal, Québec, Canada. (Citoyen américain.)
Antécédent : Ingénieur aérospatial.
Sélection : 4 juin 1998: dix-septième détachement d'astronautes de la NASA.
1er vol : STS 124
ISS Expédition 17
STS 126
183 j. 00 h. 24 min. Spécialiste de mission 5 (MS5)
Ingénieur de vol 2 (FE-2)
Spécialiste de mission 6 (MS6)
2ème vol:  STS 134 15 j. 17 h. 38 min. Spécialiste de mission 4 (MS4)
Total : 198 j. 18 h. 02 min.
Temps à bord d'ISS ISS Expédition 17 178 j. 02 h. 55 min.
STS 134 11 j. 01 h. 09 min.
Total: 189 j. 04 h. 04 min.
Sortie spatiale :
1) STS 134 20 mai 11 6 h. 19 min. 156ème sortie du programme ISS 
2) STS 134 27 mai 11 7 h. 24 min. 159ème sortie du programme ISS 
Total 13 h. 43 min.
Retraite :
Décès :
Remarques :
RSC Energia bio
(Mar 08)
Gregory Errol CHAMITOFF

ISS Flight Engineer-2
NASA Astronaut, USA

Born August 6, 1962, in Montreal, Canada.

Blackford High School, San Jose, California, 1980. B.S., Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1984. M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1985. Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992. M.S., Space Science (Planetary Geology), University of Houston in Clear Lake, 2002. 

HOBBY: Diving with aqualung, walking-tours, piloting, skis, rocketball, aikido, and guitar playing. Dr. Chamitoff is a qualified diver and pilot, authorized to navigate aircraft.

AIAA Associate Fellow; AIAA Technical Excellence Award; NASA Silver Snoopy Award; NASA/USA Space Flight Awareness Award; C.S. Draper Laboratory Graduate Fellowship; IEEE Graduate Fellowship; Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies Fellowship; Applied Magnetics Scholarship; Academic Excellence Award; Most Outstanding Senior Award; Degree of Excellence and California Statewide Speech Finalist; Eagle Scout.

As an undergraduate student at the Cal Poly, Chamitoff taught lab courses in circuit design and worked summer internships at Four Phase Systems, Atari Computers, Northern Telecom and IBM. He developed a self-guided robot for his undergraduate thesis project. While at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Draper Labs (1985-1992), Chamitoff worked on several NASA projects. He performed stability analysis for the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, designed flight control upgrades for the Space Shuttle autopilot, and developed Space Station attitude control system software. In his doctoral thesis he developed a new approach for robust intelligent flight control of hypersonic vehicles. From 1993 to 1995 Dr. Chamitoff was a visiting professor at the University of Sydney, Australia, where he led a research group in the development of autonomous flight vehicles, and taught courses in flight dynamics and control. He has published numerous papers on aircraft and spacecraft guidance and control, trajectory optimization, and Mars mission design.
In 1998, Chamitoff joined Mission Operations at the Johnson Space Center, where he developed software applications for spacecraft attitude monitoring, prediction, analysis and maneuver optimization.
Selected by NASA for the Astronaut Class of 1998, Dr. Chamitoff started training in August 1998, and was qualified for flights as a Mission specialist in 2000. His assignments in the Astronaut Office included development of procedures and display for the Space Station, crew support for ISS-6, voice communication with the crew during ISS-9 and robotics aboard the Space Station.
In July 2002, Dr. Chamitoff was a crewmember of the Aquarius undersea research habitat for 9 days as part of the NEEMO 3 mission (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations). Dr. Chamitoff is currently assigned as ISS Flight Engineer-2 and Science Officer during long-duration Expedition 17.

March 2008.
Based on NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center materials (USA).

Voir aussi :
Fiche biographique de la NASA
Fiche de l'Encyclopedia Astronautica de Mark Wade
Les Explorateurs de l'espace Les conquérants de l'Espace 
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