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Dr Daniel Thomas Barry
Status: Active. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Mission Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 30 December 1953. Birth City: Norwalk. Birth State: Connecticut. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Degree: MD, P. Group: 1992 NASA Group. Date Selected: 31 March 1992. Number of Flights: 2. Total Time: 18.72 days. Number of EVAs: 2. Total EVA Time: 14.07 hours.
Official NASA Biography - 1998
NAME: Daniel T. Barry (M.D., Ph.D.)
- NASA Astronaut
- Born December 30, 1953, in Norwalk, Connecticut, but considers South Hadley, Massachusetts, to be his hometown. Enjoys flying, Go, basketball, running.
- Graduated from Bolton High School, Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1971; received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1975; a master of engineering degree and a master of arts degree in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton University in 1977; a doctorate in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton University in 1980; and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Miami in 1982.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM); American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR); Sigma Xi; Association of Space Explorers.
- 1990 Silver Crutch Award as the outstanding teacher in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan. 1985-1990 Clinical Investigator Development Award, National Institutes of Health. 1984 Young Investigator Award, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. 1979 NSF National Needs Fellow. 1971 McMullen Engineering Award. 1992-1996 Trustee, Albert and Ellen Grass Foundation. 1996 MASA Space Flight Medal. 1996 Honorary Doctor of Science, St. Louis University.
- Following graduate school at Princeton University, Dr. Barry was an National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in physics at Princeton. He then attended the University of Miami Medical School, graduating in 1982. He completed an internship and a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Michigan in 1985. He was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in the Bioengineering Program at the University of Michigan in 1985, and his tenure was approved by the Regents in 1992. He spent the summers of 1985-87 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, supported by the Grass Foundation for work in skeletal muscle physiology and as the Associate Director of the Grass Foundation Fellowship Program (1986-87). His research primarily involves biological signal processing, including signal processing theory, algorithms, and applications to specific biological systems. The applications include acoustic signals generated by contracting skeletal muscle, electrical signals from muscle and heart sounds. He has also worked in prosthetic design. Dr. Barry's work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Grass Foundation, and the American Heart Association of Michigan. He has five patents, over 30 articles in scientific journals, and has served on two scientific journal editorial boards.
- Selected by NASA in March 1992, Dr. Barry reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He completed one year of training and is qualified for assignment as a mission specialist on Space Shuttle flight crews. Dr. Barry has worked on primary payload development, the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), portable computing issues for Space Shuttle, Chief of Astronaut Appearances, and as a source board member for the NASA Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Most recently, Dr. Barry served aboard Endeavour on STS-72 (January 11-20, 1996). During the 9-day flight the crew retrieved the Space Flyer Unit (launched from Japan 10-months earlier), deployed and retrieved the OAST-Flyer, and Dr. Barry performed a space walk designed to demonstrate and evaluate techniques to be used in the assembly of the International Space Station. In completing his first space flight, Dr. Barry orbited the Earth 142 times, traveled 3.7 million miles, and logged a total of 214 hours and 41 seconds in space, including a 6 hour, 9 minute space walk.
- STS-72 - - 1996 Jan 11 - Assignment: Prime Crew. Flight Time: 8.92 days. Flight details: STS-72.
Deployed and retrieved OAST Flyer; retrieved SFU Space Flyer Unit. Beside the two satellite retrievals, the mission included two spacewalks.
- EVA STS-72-1 - - 1996 Jan 15 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 6.15 hours.
Tested tools and techniques for extravehicular activity.
- STS-96 - - 1999 May 27 - Assignment: Prime Crew. Flight Time: 9.80 days. Flight details: STS-96.
Discovery docked at the PMA-2 end of the International Space Station PMA-2/Unity/PMA-1/Zarya stack. The crew transferred equipment from the Spacehab Logistics Double Module in the payload bay to the interior of the station. Tammy Jernigan and Dan Barry made a space walk to transfer equipment from the payload bay to the exterior of the station. The ODS/EAL docking/airlock truss carried two TSA (Tool Stowage Assembly) packets with space walk tools. The Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC), built by Energia and DASA-Bremen, carried parts of the Strela crane and the US OTD crane as well as the SHOSS box which contains three bags of tools and equipment to be stored on ISS's exterior.
The STS-96 payload bay manifest:
The STS-96 stack, on mobile launcher 2, was rolled back out to pad 39B after hail damage to the external tank had been repaired. On the launch day, solid rocket booster separation was at 10:51 GMT, main engine cut-off of external tank ET-100 at 10:57 GMT. Discovery was in an initial 74 km x 320 km x 51.6 degree transfer orbit. After the OMS-2 burn at 11:32 GMT, the orbit was 324 km x 341 km x 51.6 degree. Discovery docked with the International Space Station's PMA-2 docking port at 04:24 GMT on May 29. ISS was in a 379 km x 385 km x 51.6 degree orbit. In its configuration at that time it consisted of the PMA-2 docking port, NASA's Unity node, the NASA-owned, Russian-built Zarya module, and the PMA-1 docking unit connecting Unity and Zarya.
- Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System/External Airlock
- Bay 3-4: Tunnel Adapter S/N 001
- Bay 5-7: Spacehab Tunnel
- Bay 5: Keel Yoke Device (KYD) and Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC)
- Bay 8-12: Spacehab Logistics Double Module
- Bay 13 Port: Adapter Beam (ABA) with IVHM
- Bay 13 Stbd: Adapter Beam (ABA) with SVF/Starshine
- Sill: RMS Arm S/N 303
On May 30 at 02:56 GMT Tammy Jernigan and Dan Barry entered the payload bay of Discovery from the tunnel adapter hatch, and made a 7 hr 55 min space walk, transferring equipment to the exterior of the station.
On May 31 at 01:15 GMT the hatch to Unity was opened and the crew began several days of cargo transfers to the station. Battery units and communications equipment were replaced and sound insulation was added to Zarya. Discovery undocked from ISS at 22:39 GMT on June 3 into a 385 x 399 km x 51.6 degree orbit, leaving the station without a crew aboard. On June 5 the Starshine satellite was ejected from the payload bay. The payload bay doors were closed at around 02:15 GMT on June 6 and the deorbit burn was at 04:54 GMT. Discovery landed on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center at 06:02 GMT.
- EVA STS-96-1 - - 1999 May 30 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 7.92 hours.
On May 30 at 02:56 GMT Tammy Jernigan and Dan Barry entered the payload bay of space shuttle Discovery from the tunnel adapter hatch. During the space walk they transferred equipment to the exterior of the station.
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