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Parise, Ronald Anthony
Parker
Parker
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American astronomer payload specialist astronaut 1984-1995.

Status: Deceased; Active 1984-1995. Born: 1951-05-24. Died: 2008-05-09. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 25.59 days. Birth Place: Warren, Ohio.

Educated Youngstown State; Florida. Died in Silver Spring, Maryland.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Ronald A. Parise (Ph.D.)
Payload Specialist

PERSONAL DATA:
Born May 24, 1951, in Warren, Ohio. Married to the former Cecelia M. Sokol of Youngstown, Ohio. They have two children. He enjoys amateur radio, flying, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, and camping. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parise, reside in Warren, Ohio. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sokol, reside in Youngstown, Ohio.

EDUCATION:
Received his bachelor of science degree in physics, with minors in mathematics, astronomy, and geology, Youngstown State University, Ohio, 1973; and a master of science degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in astronomy, University of Florida, 1977 and 1979, respectively.

PROFESSION:
Dr. Parise is a senior scientist in the Science Programs Department, Computer Sciences Corporation, in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a member of the research team for the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, one of the instruments that flew on STS-35 and STS-67 as part of the Astro payload.

ORGANIZATIONS:
American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Association of Space Explorers, International Astronomical Union, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi.

EXPERIENCE:
Dr. Parise has been involved in flight hardware development, electronic system design, and mission planning activities for the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope project. He has studied the circumsteller material in binary star systems and is currently studying the evolutionary status of stars in globular clusters. He has logged over 615 hours in space as a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-35 and the Space Shuttle Endeavor for STS-67 missions.

CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:
Dr. Parise is located at the Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics in Greenbelt, Maryland. He is a member of the research team analyzing ultraviolet images returned from the STS-67/Astro-2 space shuttle flight.

JUNE 1995


More at: Parise.

Family: Payload Specialist Astronaut. Country: USA. Flights: STS-61-E, STS-35, STS-67. Projects: STS. Agency: CSC. Bibliography: 12, 5865.

1951 May 24 - .
  • Birth of Dr Ronald Anthony 'Ron' Parise - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parise. American astronomer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-35, STS-67..

1986 March - .
1990 December 2 - . 06:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP3. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-35 - . Call Sign: Columbia. Crew: Brand, Durrance, Gardner, Guy, Hoffman, Lounge, Parise, Parker. Payload: Columbia F10 / BBXRT. Mass: 11,943 kg (26,329 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Brand, Durrance, Gardner, Guy, Hoffman, Lounge, Parise, Parker. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-35. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Columbia. Duration: 8.96 days. Decay Date: 1990-12-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 20980 . COSPAR: 1990-106A. Apogee: 362 km (224 mi). Perigee: 352 km (218 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 91.70 min. Manned seven crew. Carried ASTRO-1 observatory. Payloads: Ultraviolet Astronomy TeIescope (Astro), Broad-Band X-Ray Telescope (BBXRT), Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX), Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS)..

1990 December 11 - .
1995 March 2 - . 06:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-67 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Durrance, Gregory, William, Grunsfeld, Jernigan, Lawrence, Oswald, Parise. Payload: Endeavour F08 / ASTRO-2 Fwd. Mass: 13,116 kg (28,915 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Durrance, Gregory, William, Grunsfeld, Jernigan, Lawrence, Oswald, Parise. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-67. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 16.63 days. Decay Date: 1995-03-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 23500 . COSPAR: 1995-007A. Apogee: 305 km (189 mi). Perigee: 305 km (189 mi). Inclination: 28.4500 deg. Period: 91.50 min.

    Carried Astro 2 astronomy payload with 3 UV telescopes.(attached to Endeavour).Payloads: Ultraviolet Astronomy (ASTRO) 2; Middeck Active Control Experiment (MACE); Protein Crystal Growth—Thermal Enclosure System (PCG-TES) 03; Protein Crystal Growth—Single-Locker Thermal Enclosure System (PCG-STES) 02; Commercial Materials Dispersion Apparatus Minilab/Instrumentation Technology Associates, Inc. Experiments (CMIX) 03; Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) II; two getaway special experiments.


1995 March 18 - .
2008 May 9 - .
  • Death of Dr Ronald Anthony 'Ron' Parise at Silver Spring, Maryland - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parise. American astronomer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-35, STS-67..


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