Carl Erwin Walz
Naissance : 6 septembre 1955, à Cleveland, Ohio, États-Unis.
Antécédent : Pilote de l'Armée de l'air américaine.
Sélection : 17 janvier 1990: treisième détachement d'astronautes de la NASA.
1er vol : STS 51 9 j. 20 h. 11 min. Spécialiste de mission 3 (MS3)
2ème vol : STS 65 14 j. 17 h. 55 min. Spécialiste de mission 2 (MS2)
3ème vol : STS 79 10 j. 03 h. 18 min. Spécialiste de mission 3 (MS3)
4ème vol : ISS Expédition 4 195 j. 20 h. 39 min. Ingénieur de vol 1
Total : 230 j. 14 h. 03 min.
Temps à bord d'ISS ISS Expédition 4 189 j. 13 h. 41 min.
Sortie spatiale :
1) STS 51 16 sep 93 7 h. 05 min. 22ème sortie d'un orbiteur 
2) ISS Expédition 4 14 jan 02 6 h. 03 min. 32ème sortie du programme ISS
3) ISS Expédition 4 20 fév 02 5 h. 47 min. 34ème sortie du programme ISS 
Total 18 h. 55 min.
Retraite : Décembre 2008.
Décès :
Remarques :
RSC Energia bio Carl E. WALZ

ISS Flight Engineer-1;
USAF Colonel
NASA Astronaut

BIRTH DATA AND PLACE: September 6, 1955, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

In 1977 he graduated from Kent State University, Ohio, receiving a bachelor of science degree in physics, and in 1979 - from John Carroll University, receiving a master of science degree in solid state physics.

MARITAL STATUS: married to Pamela J. Glady, has two children.

Awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf, the USAF Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the USAF Commendation Medal, and the USAF Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, three NASA Space Flight Medals, and NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Distinguished Graduate from Kent State University. In 1997 he was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Kent State University. Distinguished graduate from the USAF Test Pilot School. His photo is put into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

HOBBIES: sports, playing piano, vocal music - lead singer for MAX-Q, a rock-n-roll band.

From 1979 to 1982, Walz served as an Officer for the Radiochemical Project at McClellan Air Force Base, California.
In 1983, he attended the USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California.
From January 1984 to June 1987, Walz served as a Flight Test Engineer for the F-16 Combined Test Force at the same base.
From July 1987 to June 1990, he was a Flight Test Manager at the Air Force Flight Test Center.
In January 1990, Walz was selected as a candidate for NASA astronauts. He is a veteran of three space flights and has logged over 833 hours in space.
On September 12 - 22, 1993, Walz took his first space flight as a Discovery mission specialist (STS-51). During the mission he performed a 7-hour space walk (EVA).
On July 8 -23, 1994, he took his second flight as a mission specialist (flight engineer) of the Columbia crew (STS-65) with the second International Microgravity Laboratory (IML) in the shuttle cargo bay.
On September 16-26, 1996, he took his third flight as a mission specialist of the Atlantis crew (STS-79) under the program of the 4th shuttle docking with the Mir OC.
Assigned to the forth crew scheduled to live on the International Space Station.

May 2000
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 
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