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Tito, Dennis Anthony
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
American engineer cosmonaut 2000-2001. First space tourist. First American to return to earth in a Russian spacecraft.

Status: Inactive; Active 2000-2001. Born: 1940-08-08. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 7.92 days. Birth Place: New York.

Educated NYU; Rensellaer.

Official RSC Energia biography:


Space flight participant, USA

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: August 8, 1940, New York, USA.

EDUCATION: He graduated in 1962 from the New York University engineering college with Bachelor's degree in astronautics. In 1964 he took his Master's degree in engineering from Rensellaer University. In 1970 he took a course at the Anderson school of management of California University, Los Angeles.

FAMILY STATUS: Divorced. He has a daughter and two sons.

AWARDS AND TITLES: Master's degree in engineering.

EXPERIENCE: In 1963 he started working as an aerospace engineer in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He calculated trajectories for interplanetary probes of the Mariner series, in particular, he participated in the program of robotic missions to Mars and Venus.

In 1972 he founded his company Wilshire Associates Inc. in Santa Monica, California. The same year he developed the Wilshire aggregate market index (Wilshire 5000), which is the most widely used index in the securities market. Official representatives of the US Federal Reserve System call this index the barometer of the US economy. At present, Wilshire Associates Incorporated is the leading provider of services in the areas of management, consulting and investment technologies.

From October 9, 2000, he trained at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center for a flight to the Russian space station Mir as a space tourist. That flight did not take place because of the de-orbiting of Mir. Instead he was flown to the International Space Station in 2001.

More at: Tito.

Family: Cosmonaut. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: Soyuz TM-32 ISS EP-1. Bibliography: 6113.

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