Michael Eladio Lopez-Alegria
Naissance : 30 mai 1958, à Madrid, Espatne. (Citoyen américain.)
Antécédent : Pilote de la Navy américaine.
Sélection : 17 mars 1992: quatorzième détachement d'astronautes de la NASA.
1e vol : STS 73 15 j. 21 h.52  min. Spécialiste de mission 2 (MS2)
2e vol : STS 92 12 j. 21 h. 43 min. Spécialiste de mission 4 (MS4)
3e vol : STS 113 13 j. 18 h. 47 min. Spécialiste de mission 1 (MS1)
4e vol ISS Expédition 14 215 j. 08 h. 23 min. Commandant
Total : 257 j. 22 h. 45 min.
Temps à bord d'ISS STS 92 5 j. 17 h. 00 min.
STS 113 8 j. 18 h. 26 min.
ISS Expédition 14 212 j. 21 h. 30 min.
Total: 227 j. 06 h. 56 min.
Sortie spatiale :
1) STS 92 16 oct 00 7 h. 07 min. 8ême sortie duprogramme ISS 
2) STS 92 18 oct 00 5 h. 56 min. 10ême sortie duprogramme ISS 
3) STS 113 26 nov 02 6 h. 45 min. 47ème sortie du programme ISS 
4) STS 113 28 nov 02 6 h. 10 min. 48ème sortie du programme ISS 
5) STS 113 30 nov 02 7 h. 00 min. 49ème sortie du programme ISS 
6) ISS Expédition 14 22-23 nov 06 5 h. 38 min. 73ème sortie du programme ISS 
7) ISS Expédition 14 31 jan 07 6 h. 55 min. 78ème sortie du programme ISS
8) ISS Expédition 14 4 fév 07 7 h. 10 min. 79ème sortie du programme ISS
9) ISS Expédition 14 6 fév 07 6 h.40 min. 80ème sortie du programme ISS
10) ISS Expédition 14 22 fév 07 6 h. 18 min. 81ème sortie du programme ISS
Total 61 h 22 min.
Retraite : Mars 2012.
Décès :
Remarques :
RSC Energia bio
(Aug 06)
Michael Eladio LOPEZ-ALEGRIA 

ISS Commander
Flight Engineer of the Soyuz-TMA TSC
U.S. Naval Captain
NASA Astronaut, USA 

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: Born May 30, 1958, in Madrid, Spain, but considers Madrid and Mission Viejo, California, his hometowns where he grew up.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, California, in 1976. In1980 he received a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1988. Graduate of Harvard Universityís Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. Speaks Spanish, French and Russian.

FAMILY STATUS: Married to the former Daria Robinson of Geneva, Switzerland. They have one son.

Member, Association of Naval Aviation, Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and Association of Space Explorers.

HOBBY: Enjoys sports, traveling and cooking, and is interested in national and international political, economic and security affairs.

On September 4, 1981 following flight training, Lopez-Alegria was designated a Naval Aviator. He served as a flight instructor in Pensacola, Florida, until March 1983 and then he was assigned to the Naval Operational Electronic Reconnaissance Squadron in Rothe, Spain. There he served as a pilot and mission commander of
EP-3E aircraft, performing flight tasks over the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Central America.
In 1986-1988 he studied under a two-year cooperative program between the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland.
From 1988 to the selection to NASA Astronaut Corps he served as a test pilot and program manager at the Naval Air Test Center. He has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in over 30 different aircraft types.
In March 1992 he was selected as NASA astronaut candidate. In 1993 following a one-year course of training at Johnson Space Center he was qualified as a flight specialist and was assigned to the Astronaut Office where be was responsible for technical interaction with different Space Shuttle project subdivisions. Later he was assigned to the Kennedy Space Center where he provided crew representation on orbiter processing issues and support during launches and landings.
He performed three space flights of the total duration of 42 days 14 hr 22min 27 s; during these flights he performed five EVAs of the total duration of 33 hr 58 min.
He performed the first space flight from October 20 to November 5, 1995 as a flight specialist of the Columbia Orbiter (STS-73); onboard this Orbiter the second United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML-2) was located.
The flight duration was 15 days 21 hr 52 min 21 s.
After the first space flight ht served as NASA Director of Operations at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia.
He performed the second space flight on October 11-24, 2000 as a flight specialist of the Discovery Orbiter (STS-92). The flight duration was 12 days 21 hr 42 min 41s. The main flight task was the Z1 Truss and Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 delivery to the International Space Station. During the flight Lopez-Alegria performed two EVAs of the total duration of 14 hours and 3 minutes.
After his second space flight he led the newly formed ISS Crew Operations branch of the Astronaut Office.
He performed the third space flight from November 23 to December 7, 2002 as a flight specialist of the Endeavour Orbiter (STS-113). The flight duration was 13 days 18 hr 47 min 25s. The main flight task was the delivery of the Expedition-Six (ISS-6) crew, the P1 Truss section, science hardware and cargoes to the ISS and return of the Expedition-Five (ISS-5) crew to the Earth as well. During the flight he performed three EVAs of the total duration of 19 hours and 55 minutes.
Upon completion of his third space flight he was assigned as the technical assistant to JSCís EVA Office.
He is currently training within the ISS-14 prime crew as commander and NASA scientist for a space flight.

August 2006
Based on data of Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, 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 
par ordre d'atteinte de l'orbite
Les envolées habitées:
1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
© Claude Lafleur, 2007
Les Dossiers Espace Espace 101 La Librairie virtuelle Spacecrafts encyclopedia