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Astronaut Class of 2004 (Group 19)


Joseph M.. Acaba NAME: Joseph M.. Acaba, Educator Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: May 17, 1967 - Inglewood, CA
RESIDENCE: Dunnellon, FL
EDUCATION: Esperanza High School, Anaheim, CA, 1985
B.S., Geology, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1990
M.S., Geology, University of Arizona, 1992
PREVIOUS POSITION: Earth & Space Science/Math Teacher
Dunnellon Middle School
Dunnellon, FL
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Richard R. Arnold NAME: Richard R. Arnold II, Educator Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: November 26, 1963 - Cheverly, MD
RESIDENCE: Bucharest, Romania
EDUCATION: B.S., Accounting, Frostburg State University, MD, 1985
M.S., Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Science, University of Maryland, 1992
PREVIOUS POSITION: Science/Math Teacher
American International School of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
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Randolph J. Bresnik NAME: Randolph J. Bresnik, Major, USMC, Pilot
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: September 11, 1967 - Fort Knox, KY
RESIDENCE: San Diego, CA
EDUCATION: B.S., Mathematics, The Citadel, 1989
M.S.. Aviation Systems, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2002
PREVIOUS POSITION: Operations Officer & F/A-18 Pilot
VMFA-232
MCAS Miramar
San Diego, CA
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Christopher J. Cassidy NAME: Christopher J. Cassidy, Lieutenant Commander, USN, Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: January 4, 1970 - Salem, MA
RESIDENCE: Norfolk, VA
EDUCATION: York High School, York, ME
B.S., Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy, 1993
M.S., Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
PREVIOUS POSITION: Commander, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit
Afghanistan
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James P. Dutton NAME: James P. Dutton, Jr., Major, USAF, Pilot
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: November 20, 1968 - Eugene, OR
RESIDENCE: Edwards, CA
EDUCATION: Henry D. Sheldon High School, Eugene, OR
B.S., Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1991
M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington, 1994
PREVIOUS POSITION: F/A-22 Test Pilot
411th Flight Test Squadron
Edwards AFB, CA
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Jose M. Hernandez NAME: Jose M. Hernandez, Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: August 7, 1962 - French Camp, CA
RESIDENCE:  Houston, TX
EDUCATION: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of the Pacific, 1984
M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1986
PREVIOUS POSITION: Chief, Materials & Processes Branch
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Robert S. Kimbrough NAME: Robert S. Kimbrough, Major, USA, Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: June 4, 1967 - Killeen, TX
RESIDENCE: League City, TX
EDUCATION: The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, 1989
M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
PREVIOUS POSITION: Shuttle Training Aircraft Flight Simulation Engineer
U.S. Army NASA Detachment
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Thomas H. Marshburn NAME: Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D., Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: August 29, 1960 - Statesville, NC
RESIDENCE: Houston, TX
EDUCATION: B.S., Physics, Davidson College, NC, 1982
M.S., Engineering Physics, University of Virginia, 1984
M.D., Wake Forest University, 1989
M.S., Medical Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1997
PREVIOUS POSITION: Flight Surgeon
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger NAME: Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger, Educator Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: May 2, 1975 - Colorado Springs, CO
RESIDENCE: Vancouver, WA
EDUCATION: Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, CO
B.A, Geology, Whitman College, WA, 1997
PREVIOUS POSITION: Science Teacher/Cross Country Coach
Hudson's Bay High School
Vancouver, WA
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Robert L. Satcher NAME: Robert L. Satcher, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: September 22, 1965 - Hampton, VA
RESIDENCE:  Oak Park, IL
EDUCATION: Denmark-Olar High School, Denmark, SC
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,1986
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,1993
M.D., Harvard University, 1994
PREVIOUS POSITION: Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
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Shannon Walker NAME: Shannon Walker, Ph.D., Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: June 4, 1965 - Houston, TX
RESIDENCE: Seabrook, TX
EDUCATION: B.A, Physics, Rice University, 1987
M.S., Space Physics, Rice University, 1992
Ph.D., Space Physics, Rice University, 1993
PREVIOUS POSITION: Acting Manager, On-Orbit Engineering Office
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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2004 Astronaut Class - International Astronauts


Satoshi Furukawa NAME: Satoshi Furukawa, Ph D., M.D.
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: 1964 - Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
EDUCATION:  M.D., University of Tokyo, 1989
Ph D., Medical Science, University of Tokyo, 2000
  JAXA Astronaut
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Akihiko Hoshide NAME: Akihiko Hoshide
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: 1968 - Tokyo, Japan
EDUCATION: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Keio University, 1992
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, 1997
  JAXA Astronaut
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Naoko Yamazaki NAME: Naoko Yamazaki
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: 1970 - Matsudo City, Chiba, Japan
EDUCATION: B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Tokyo,1993
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1996
  JAXA Astronaut
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