Total EVA Time: 0.95 days. Number of EVAs: 4.
Selected as a NASA astronaut in January 1990, Dr. Wolf became qualified for spaceflight July 1991. His technical assignments have included Orbiter vehicle processing and test at Kennedy Space Center (1991-1992), STS-58 mission specialist (1993), and spacecraft communications (CAPCOM) (1994-1995). He is qualified for Extravehicular Activity (Spacewalk), Remote Manipulator System (Robot Arm), and Rendezvous. He was the CAPCOM for the first and third Shuttle-MIR rendezvous. He is at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, training for a mission aboard the Russian Space Station Mir in early 1998. He will launch aboard Space Shuttle Discovery as part of the STS-89 crew.
Dr. Wolf served as a mission specialist astronaut aboard Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-58), a 14 day dedicated Spacelab life sciences research mission (10/16/93-11/1/93). During this record length shuttle mission the crew conducted neurovestibular, cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal research utilizing microgravity to reveal fundamental physiology normally masked by earth gravity. They accomplished 225 orbits in 336 hours, 13 minutes, 01 seconds.
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana.
Spaceflights: 4 .
Total time in space: 168.37 days.
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.. Reported to the Johnson Space Center in late July 1990 to begin their year long training. Chosen from 1945 qualified applicants, then 106 finalists screened between September and November 1989.
Atlantis undocked from Mir at 17:28 GMT on October 3 and conducted a flyaround focused on the damaged Spektr Module to determine the location of the puncture in its hull. The Mir crew pumped air into the Spektr Module using a pressure regulator valve, and the Shuttle crew observed evidence that, as expected, the leak seemed to be located at the base of the damaged solar panel. Final separation of Atlantis from Mir took place around 20:28 GMT. After two landing attempts were waved off on October 5 due to heavy cloud cover, the crew fired the engines to deorbit at 20:47 GMT on October 6 and landed at Kennedy Space Center at 21:55.