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Roberts, Katherine Eileen Sparks (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987.

Bachelor of arts in physics from Indiana University, 1976. Master of science in space physics and engineering from the John Hopkins University, 1981. Later at Pentagon and then a manager at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, California. From October 2002 Vice Director, Space Operations, US Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Deputy Commander for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise Integration, and the System Program Director for the Command and Control Constellation, Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1954.06.25.

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Associated Flights
  • STS-62-B Crew: Roberts. Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Roberts Chronology

1982 September 1 - .
  • DoD Astronaut Training Group 2 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Armor; Booen; Holder; James; Jones, Charles; LaComb; Mantz; Odle; Pailes; Puz; Roberts; Sponable; Thompson, David; Yeakel. The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF 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.. 14 were selected from 63 candidates.

1986 September - .
  • STS-62-B (cancelled) - . Crew: Roberts. Payload: DoD Mission. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Roberts. Program: STS. Flight: STS-62-B. Spacecraft: Discovery. Summary: Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. .

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