Casserino, Frank James
(1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985.
Bachelor of science in astronautical engineering from USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, 1977. Master of Science in Business Administration, University of Santa Clara, 1980. From January 2003, Brigadier General and mobilization assistant to the commander, 20th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
Birth Place: Bronx, New York.
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STS-41-H Crew: Hauck, Walker Dave, Allen, Fisher, Gardner, Casserino, Payton. Planned Department of Defense or TDRS deployment shuttle mission. Cancelled due to IUS failure. Backup crew: Joseph. More...
STS-61-N Crew: Shaw, McCulley, Leestma, Adamson, Brown Mark, Casserino. Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. Backup crew: Joseph. More...
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Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.
1979 August 1 -
- DoD Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Casserino; Detroye; Hamel; Higbee; Joseph; Lydon; Payton; Rij; Sefchek; Sundberg; Vidrine; Watterson; Wright. The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF, Navy, or Army officers with bachelor's degree in science or engineering; four years experience in flying or space-related activities. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 13 were selected from 222 candidates. The existence of the group was secret until 1985.
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1986 September -
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