McArthur, Katherine Megan
(1971-) American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on.
Educated UCLA; UCSD.
OFFICIAL NASA BIOGRAPHY
NAME: K. Megan McArthur, Mission Specialist
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: August 30, 1971 - Honolulu, HI
RESIDENCE WHEN RECRUITED: San Diego, CA
EDUCATION: St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA, 1989; B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles, 1993; Ph.D., Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, 2000 (expected)
POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Graduate Student Research Assistant Marine Physical Laboratory Scripps Institute of Oceanography La Jolla, CA
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 12.90 days.
NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
McArthur, Megan 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 May 11 -
18:02 GMT - .
: Cape Canaveral
. Launch Complex
: Cape Canaveral LC39A
. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
- STS-125 - .
Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Altman; Johnson, Gregory C; Good; McArthur, Megan; Grunsfeld; Massimino; Feustel. Payload: Atlantis F30 /. Mass: 119,820 kg (264,150 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Hubble. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-125; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 12.90 days. Decay Date: 2009-05-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 34933 . COSPAR: 2009-025A. Apogee: 566 km (351 mi). Perigee: 302 km (187 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 93.30 min. Hubble Servicing Mission SM-4. Atlantis rendezvoused with the Hubble space observatory, grappled it with the RMS arm, and secured it in the payload bay at 18:12 GMT on 13 May. After repairs and upgrades over four EVA's, the satellite was released at 12:57 GMT on 19 May. Atlantis landed at Edwards AFB at 15:39 GMT on 24 May.
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