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Paul Scott Lockhart Status: Active. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Birth Date: 28 April 1956. Birth City: Amarillo. Birth State: Texas. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Group: 1996 NASA Group. Date Selected: 01 May 1996.

NASA Official Biography

NAME: Paul S. Lockhart (Major, USAF)
NASA Astronaut Candidate (Pilot)

Born April 28, 1956 in Amarillo, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lockhart. Married to the former Mary Theresa Germaine of Boston, Massachusetts, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Germaine, still reside. His mother and stepfather, Joy and Leo Wiley, continue to reside in Amarillo. He enjoys all outdoor sports, including hunting and camping.

Graduated from Tascosa High School, Amarillo, Texas, in 1974; received a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Texas Tech University in 1978, and a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in 1981. Studied at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Vienna Summer School from 1978-79 on a Rotarian Fellowship. Has also completed aerospace related courses from Syracuse University and the University of Florida.

Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Order of Daedalians (Fraternal Order of Military Pilots).

Recipient of Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, National Defense Service Medal, Achievement Medal, and numerous other service recognitions and ribbons. A distinguished graduate of both ROTC and the Air Force Squadron Officer School, Lockhart is also a member of Outstanding Young Men of America and Who's Who in American Colleges.

Lockhart was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF in 1981. Upon graduation from pilot training in 1983, he was assigned to the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron flying T-33s. In 1986, he transitioned to the F-4 and flew operationally with U.S. Air Forces, Europe (in Germany) from 1987-1990 as an instructor pilot for F-4 and F-16 aircrew in the tactics of surface-to-air missile suppression. In 1991 he reported to Edwards Air Force Base for year long training as a test pilot in high performance military aircraft. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Test Wing at the Air Force Developmental Test Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, performing weapons testing for the F-16 aircraft. During his 4-1/2 year tour at Eglin, he was selected as the Operations Officer for the 39th Flight Test Squadron. Much of America's state-of-the-art weaponry was first tested under his guidance at the 39th Flight Test Squadron.

He has logged over 3,000 hours in more than 30 different aircraft.

Selected by NASA in April 1996, Lockhart reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996 to begin two years of training and evaluation. Successful completion of initial training will qualify him for various technical assignments leading to selection as a pilot on a Space Shuttle flight crew.


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