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Kopra, Timothy Lennart (1963-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on. US Army

Educated West Point; Georgia Tech.


NAME: Timothy L. Kopra, Major, USA, Mission Specialist

BIRTHDATE/PLACE: April 9, 1963 - Austin, TX


EDUCATION: McCallum High School, Austin, TX, 1981; B.S., Computer Science, U.S. Military Academy, 1985; M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995.

POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Vehicle Integration Test Officer U.S. Army NASA Detachment NASA-Johnson Space Center Houston, TX

Birth Place: Austin, Texas.
Status: Active.

Born: 1963.04.09.
Spaceflights: 2 .
Total time in space: 58.12 days.

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Associated Flights
  • ISS EO-16-3 NASA long-term third ISS astronaut residence mission. Crew: Reisman. Reisman replaced Eyharts as third long-duration crew member aboard the station. Backup crew: Kopra. More...
  • ISS EO-20-1 NASA long-term third ISS astronaut residence mission. NASA long-term third ISS astronaut, arriving aboard STS-127, and replacing NASDA astronaut Wakata aboard the station. Returned aboard STS-128. Backup crew: Creamer. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • US Army American agency overseeing development of spacecraft. US Army, USA. More...

  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Kopra Chronology

2000 July 27 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 18 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Antonelli; Barratt; Behnken; Boe; Bowen; Drew; Feustel; Ford; Garan; Good; Hurley; Kopra; McArthur, Megan; Nyberg; Stott; Virts; Wilmore. The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. Seven pilots and ten mission specialists; 14 men and 3 women.

2009 July 15 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • STS-127 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Polansky; Hurley; Cassidy; Payette; Marshburn; Wolf; Kopra. Payload: Endeavour F23 / ISS 2J/4. Mass: 120,000 kg (260,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 15.60 days. Decay Date: 2009-07-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 35633 . COSPAR: 2009-038A. Apogee: 336 km (208 mi). Perigee: 328 km (203 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Crew: Polansky, Hurley, Cassidy, Marshburn, Wolf, Payette. Deliver to the ISS and install the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM EF); Kibo Japanese Experiment Logistics Module - Exposed Section (ELM-ES); and Spacelab Pallet - Deployable 2 (SLP-D2).

2009 July 18 - .
  • EVA STS-127-1 - . Crew: Wolf; Kopra. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: JEF installed and P3 Nadir UCCAS deployed. S3 Zenith Outboard PAS deploy postponed due to time constraints..

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