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Bowen, Stephen Gerard
Bowen
Bowen
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American engineer mission specialist astronaut 2000-on.

Status: Active 2000-on. Born: 1964-02-13. Spaceflights: 3 . Total time in space: 40.42 days. Birth Place: Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Educated Annapolis; MIT.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Stephen G. Bowen (CAPTAIN, USN)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Born on February 13, 1964 in Cohasset, Massachusetts.  Married to the former Deborah Alden;  they have three children.

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Cohasset High School, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 1982.  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1986.  Master of Science in Ocean Engineering,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, 1993.

ORGANIZATIONS:  Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi,  Sigma Pi Sigma.

SPECIAL HONORS:  Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (2), and other service awards.

EXPERIENCE:  Upon completion of the submarine training pipeline Bowen spent three years attached to USS PARCHE (SSN 683) and completed qualification in Submarines on USS POGY (SSN 647).  After attending the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Ocean Engineering he reported to USS AUGUSTA (SSN 710) for duty as the Engineering Officer.  During this tour Bowen qualified for command of nuclear powered submarines.  In 1997, he reported to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in the Office of Plans and Policy and worked on the USSOCOM Future Concepts Working Group.  For 9 months in 1999, Bowen was the Reactor and Propulsion inspector for the Navy's Submarine Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).  In May 2000, he became the first Executive Officer of the Pre-Commissioning Unit VIRGINIA (SSN 774), the first of the new VIRGINIA Class submarines.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Bowen is the first Submarine Officer selected by NASA in July 2000 as a mission specialist.  He reported for training at the Johnson Space Center in August 2000.  Following the completion of two years of training and evaluation, he was initially assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Station Operations Branch.  A veteran of three spaceflights, STS-126 in 2008, STS-132 in 2010, and STS-133 in 2011,  Bowen has logged a total of 40 days, 10 hours, 4 minutes and 37 seconds in space, including 47 hours and 18 minutes of EVA in 7 spacewalks.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-126 Endeavour (November 14 to November 30, 2008) launched at night from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California.  It was NASA's fourth shuttle flight in 2008 and the 27th shuttle/International Space Station assembly mission.  Highlights of the almost 16-day mission included expanding the living quarters of the space station to eventually house six-member crews by delivering a new bathroom, kitchenette, two bedrooms, an exercise machine, and a water recycling system.  During the mission, Bowen performed three EVAs (spacewalks).  STS-126 also delivered a new resident to the station, replacing Greg Chamitoff, Expedition 17-18 with Sandy Magnus, Expedition 18.  STS€‘126 returned to Earth after completing 250 orbits in more than 6 million miles. 
STS-132 Atlantis (May 14 to May 26, 2010) was the 132nd space shuttle flight, and the 32nd shuttle flight to the InternationalSpace Station.  STS-132 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and docked with the space station on May 16 to deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-build Mini Research Module.  During seven days of docked operations, three spacewalks were conducted and Bowen logged 14 hours and 34 minutes of EVA time in two spacewalks.  During the first spacewalk, Garrett Reisman and Bowen installed a spare antenna and a stowage platform.  On the second spacewalk, Bowen and Michael Good replaced batteries on the P6 Truss that stores solar energy.  On the final spacewalk, Good and Reisman replaced the last of the P6 Truss batteries and retrieved a power data grapple fixture for installation at a later date.  The STS-132 mission was completed in 186 orbits, traveling 4,879,978  miles in 11 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds.

STS-133 (February 24 to March 9, 2011), was the 39th and final mission for space shuttle Discovery.  During the 13-day flight, the Discovery crew delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and the fourth Express Logistics Carrier (ELC) to the station.   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 in 307 hours and 3 minutes.

FEBRUARY 2013

OFFICIAL NASA BIOGRAPHY

NAME: Stephen G. Bowen, Lieutenant Commander, USN, Mission Specialist

BIRTHDATE/PLACE: February 13, 1964 - Cohasset, MA

RESIDENCE WHEN RECRUITED: Yorktown, VA

EDUCATION: Cohasset High School, Cohasset, MA, 1982; B.S., Electrical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1986; Degree of Ocean Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993.

POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Executive Officer USS Virginia Groton, CT


More at: Bowen.

Family: Mission Specialist Astronaut, NASA Group 18 - 2000. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-126, STS-132, STS-133. Agency: USN. Bibliography: 12, 5192.

1964 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Stephen Gerard Bowen - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowen. American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-126, STS-132..

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

2008 November 18 - .
  • EVA STS-126-1 - . Crew: Bowen, Stefanyshyn-Piper. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowen, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-126. The crew began the multi-EVA process of repair and lubrication of the errant Solar Alpha Rotary Joint. A 14-kg tool bag floated away and could not be recovered, but the work could be completed with spare tools..

2008 November 22 - .
  • EVA STS-126-4 - . Crew: Bowen, Kimbrough. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowen, Kimbrough. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-126. The crew completed repair of the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint, and then installed a television camera and GPS receiver in preparation for a future docking of the Japanese HTV resupply craft..

2008 November 22 - .
2010 May 14 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-132 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Antonelli, Bowen, Good, Ham, Reisman, Sellers. Payload: Atlantis F32 / Node 3. Mass: 110,000 kg (240,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 11.77 days. Decay Date: 2010-05-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 36572 . COSPAR: 2010-019A. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Crew: Ham;Antonelli;Good;Sellers;Bowen;Reisman. Deliver to the ISS and install Node 3 with Cupola. With this mission ISS assembly was completed..

2010 May 17 - .
  • EVA STS-132-1 - . Crew: Bowen, Reisman. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Installed a spare space-to-ground Ku-band antenna on the Z1 truss; installed new tool platform on Dextre, and broke torque on bolts holding replacement batteries to the ICC-VLD cargo carrier..

2010 May 19 - .
  • EVA STS-132-2 - . Crew: Bowen, Good. EVA Duration: 0.30 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Repaired Atlantis' Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS); P6 battery replacement (4 of 6 units); and removed gimbal locks from the Ku-band antenna installed on the first EVA of the mission..

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.


2011 February 28 - .
  • EVA STS-133-1 - . Crew: Bowen, Drew. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-20, STS-133. Installed a backup power cable between Unity and Tranquility; moved failed ammonia pump removed in August to Quest airlock; worked on the rail cart system on the S3 truss..

2011 March 2 - .
  • EVA STS-133-2 - . Crew: Bowen, Drew. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-20, STS-133. Adjusted thermal insulation at various places around the exterior of the ISS and the Dextre robot..


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