Voir aussi :
Fiche biographique de la NASA
Fiche de l'Encyclopedia Astronautica de Mark Wade
ISS-1 Commander, Soyuz-TM flight-engineer-2
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: July 26, 1949, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, however he sees Babylon, New-York, as his homeland. Father: George R. Shepherd died. Mother: Mrs. Barbara Shepherd born in 1921, lives in Betesda, Maryland.
EDUCATION: He finished Arkadia high school in Scotsdale, Arizona, in 1967, got the degree of bachelor in aerospace machine-building in the U.S. Navy Academy in 1971, diploma of an engineer in oceanic engineering and the degree of master in mechanics in the Massachusetts Technology Institute.
FAMILY STATUS: Married.
AWARDS AND RANKS: awarded with NASA Stav Torn Prize in aviation.
HOBBIES: sailing, swimming, work in garage.
WORK EXPERIENCE: After graduation from the U.S. Navy Academy in 1972
he served in the BLEVEN fighting swimmers detachment, in SEAL ONE and SEAL
TWO detachments, in TWENTY special operations department.
During STS-41 flight (October 6-10. 1990) the Discovery Shuttle crew, following 66 orbits around the Earth, deployed successfully the Ullyss spacecraft, after which the Ullyss four-year began (with Jupiter flyby) aimed at investigation of the Sun's polar areas.
The third flight, STS-52 (October 22 - November 1, 1992),Shepherd performed
aboard the Columbia Shuttle. During the 10-day flight a laser geodynamic
satellite (LAGEOS) was deployed and experiments in microgravity with an
international payload were implemented.