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Boe, Eric Allen
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American pilot astronaut 2000-on.

Status: Active 2000-on. Born: 1964-10-01. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 28.65 days. Birth Place: Miami, Florida.

Educated USAFA.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Eric A. Boe (Colonel, USAF)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Born October 1, 1964, in Miami, Florida.  He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.  Married to the former Kristen Newman of Thousand Oaks, California.  They have two children.  He enjoys outdoor sports, reading, scuba diving, and skiing.

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Henderson High School, Chamblee, Georgia, 1983.  Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 1987.  Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997. 

ORGANIZATIONS:  Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and Civil Air Patrol.

SPECIAL HONORS:  Distinguished Graduate with honors from the United States Air Force Academy, 1987.  Awarded the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship for graduate studies, 1987.  Military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Aerial Achievement Medal (5), the Commendation Medal (3), Achievement Medal, Outstanding Unit Award (3), Combat Readiness Medal, and various other service awards.

EXPERIENCE:  Boe was commissioned from the Air Force Academy in 1987.  He completed Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, in 1988.  He was then assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines as a combat ready pilot in the F-4E.  In 1991, he served as a T-38 instructor pilot in the 50th Flying Training Squadron, and as an AT-38B instructor pilot in the 49th Fighter Squadron at Columbus AFB, Mississippi.  In 1994, he was assigned to the 60th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida serving as an F-15C flight commander.  He flew 55 combat missions over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch.  In 1997, he attended the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California.  After graduation, he was assigned as the Director of Test, Air-to-Air Missile Test Division, 46th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida where he served as a test pilot flying all models of the F-15 and the UH-1N.

He has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in more than 45 different aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Selected as a pilot by NASA in July 2000, Boe reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 2000.  Following the completion of two years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Advanced Vehicles Branch, Station Operations Branch, and Space Shuttle Branch.  From October 2005 to October 2006, he served as NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia.  In the Exploration Branch, he worked on the new Crew Launch Vehicle and Crew Exploration Vehicle.  A veteran of two spaceflights, Boe served as pilot for both STS-126 and STS-133, with more than 28 days in space. 

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-126 Endeavour (November 14-30, 2008) launched at night from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California.  Highlights of the almost 16-day mission included expanding the living quarters of the space station to eventually house 6 member crews by delivering a new bathroom, kitchen, two sleeping quarters, an exercise machine, and a water recycling system, and included a total of four EVAs (spacewalks).       STS-126 also delivered a new resident to the station, replacing Greg Chamitoff with Sandy Magnus.  STS-126 returned to Earth after completing 251 orbits, traveling 6 million miles. 

STS-133 (February 24 - March 9, 2011), was the 39th and final mission for Space Shuttle Discovery.  During the almost 13-day flight, the Discovery crew delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and the fourth Express Logistics Carrier (ELC) to the ISS.  The mission's two space walks assisted in outfitting the truss of the station and completed a variety of other tasks designed to upgrade station systems.  The mission was accomplished in 202 Earth orbits, traveling 5.3 million miles.

MARCH 2011


NAME: Eric A. Boe, Major, USAF, Pilot

BIRTHDATE/PLACE: October 1, 1964 - Miami, FL


EDUCATION: Henderson High School, Chamblee, GA, 1983; B.S., Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1987; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997.

POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Director of Test Air-to-Air Missile Test Division Eglin AFB, FL

More at: Boe.

Family: Astronaut, NASA Group 18 - 2000. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-126, STS-133. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 12, 5180.

1964 October 1 - .
  • Birth of Eric Allen Boe - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Boe. American pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-126..

2000 July 27 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 18 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Antonelli, Barratt, Behnken, Boe, Bowen, Drew, Feustel, Ford, Kevin, 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.

2008 November 15 - . 00:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-126 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Magnus, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Return Crew: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Magnus, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Payload: Endeavour F22 / MPLM-1 / ULF-2. Mass: 116,500 kg (256,800 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Magnus, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-124 ISS EO-17, STS-126, STS-126 ISS EO-18. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 15.85 days. Decay Date: 2008-11-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 33441 . COSPAR: 2008-059A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 344 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min.

    ISS resupply and internal outfitting flight, docked at the Harmony module of the sation at 22:01 GMT on 16 November. The Leonardo module contained 6956 kg of cargo, mainly devoted to allowing a future full ISS crew of six: two crew quarters racks, a Galley rack, a Waste and Hygiene Compartment rack, two Water Recovery System racks, an experiment rack, a Combustion integration rack, and miscellaneous supplies in three Resupply Stowage Racks and six Resupply Stowage Platforms. On 17 November at 17:09 GMT the ISS robot arm moved the Leonardo module from the shuttle's payload bay to the Harmony module nadir port for unloading. The mission also rotated the ISS long-term NASA crew member, replacing Chamitoff with Magnus. Four spacewalks were conducted, primarily to repair a broken ISS Solar Array Rotary Joint.

    The unloaded Leonardo module was returned to the shuttle bay on 26 November. The shuttle undocked from the ISS at 14:47 GMT on 28 November. The next day, at 20:33 GMT, it released a 7 kg PicoSat Solar Cell Testbed Experiment, a prototype for a later picosat mission to geostationary transfer orbit to study degradation of solar cells while passing through the earth's radiation belts.

    Following two wave-offs for a Kennedy Space Center landing due to weather, Endeavour made its 89 m/s deorbit maneuver at 20:19 on 29 November, and landed at Runway 04L/22R at Edwards AFB at 21:25 GMT.

    Cargo Manifest, Total = 17,370 kg:

    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System = 1800 kg + EMUs 3005 and 3011 = 260 kg
    • Bay 3 Port: APC/SPDU = 100 kg
    • Bay 3 Starboard: APC/SSPL Picosat launcher = 50 kg + PSSC Picosats = 7 kg
    • Bay 7 Starboard: ROEU 751 umbilical = 50 kg
    • Bay 7-12: Leonardo (MPLM-1) = 12748 kg
    • Bay 13: Lightweight MPESS Carrier (LMC)= 1495 kg
    • Sill: RMS 201 = 410 kg + OBSS = 450 kg

2011 February 24 - . 21:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-133 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Barratt, Boe, Bowen, Drew, Lindsey, Stott. Payload: Discovery F38 /. Mass: 121,840 kg (268,610 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-20, STS-133. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 12.80 days. Decay Date: 2011-03-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 37371 . COSPAR: 2011-008A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 318 km (197 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.30 min.

    Final flight of the space shuttle Discovery. The spaceplane docked with the International Space Station at 19:14 GMT on 26 February. The ELC-4 Express Logistics Carrier 4 was transferred from the Shuttle to the S3 station truss on 27 February. The station's SSRMS robot arm moved the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module from the shuttle to the nadir port of the Unity module between 13:46 and 15:05 UTC on 1 March. Following cargo unloading and three spacewalks devoted to station repair and assembly, Discovery undocked from the station for the last time at 12:00 GMT on 7 March, landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 16:57 GMT on 9 March.

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