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Winston Elliott Scott Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Mission Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 06 August 1950. Birth City: Miami. Birth State: Florida. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Group: 1992 NASA Group. Date Selected: 31 March 1992. Date Departed: 31 July 1999. Number of Flights: 2. Total Time: 24.61 days. Number of EVAs: 3. Total EVA Time: 19.58 hours.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Winston E. Scott (Captain, USN)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Born August 6, 1950, in Miami, Florida. Married to the former Marilyn K. Robinson. They have two children. He enjoys martial arts and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He also enjoys music, and plays trumpet with a Houston-based Big Band. In addition to flying general aviation aircraft, he is an electronics hobbyist. Winston's father, Alston Scott, resides in Miami, Florida. His mother, Rubye Scott, is deceased. Marilyn's parents, Albert and Josephine Robinson, reside in Chipley, Florida.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Coral Gables High School, Coral Gables, Florida, in 1968; received a bachelor of arts degree in music from Florida State University in 1972; a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1980.

ORGANIZATIONS:
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics; National Naval Officers Association; Naval Helicopter Association; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity; Skotokan Karate Association; Association of International Tohgi Karate-Do; Bronze Eagles Association of Texas.

EXPERIENCE:
Scott entered Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School after graduation from Florida State University in December 1972. He completed flight training in fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1974. He then served a 4-year tour of duty with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Thirty Three (HSL-33) at the Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California, flying the SH-2F Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopter. In 1978 Scott was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, where he earned his master of science degree in aeronautical engineering with avionics. After completing jet training in the TA-4J Skyhawk, Scott served a tour of duty with Fighter Squadron Eighty Four (VF-84) at NAS Oceana, Virginia, flying the F-14 Tomcat. In June 1986 Scott was designated an aerospace engineering duty officer. He served as a production test pilot at the Naval Aviation Depot, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, flying the F/A-18 Hornet and the A-7 Corsair aircraft. He was also assigned as Director of the Product Support (engineering) Department which consisted of 242 engineers, technicians, logistics managers, and administrative personnel. He was next assigned as the Deputy Director of the Tactical Aircraft Systems Department at the Naval Air Development Center at Warminster, Pennsylvania. As a research and development project pilot, he flew the F-14, F/A-18 and A-7 aircraft. Scott has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of flight time in 20 different military and civilian aircraft, and more than 200 shipboard landings. Additionally, Scott was an associate instructor of electrical engineering at Florida A&M University and Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Florida.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Scott was selected by NASA in March 1992, and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He was initially assigned to the Astronaut Office Mission Support Branch, serving with the Astronaut Support Personnel team supporting Space Shuttle launches and landings at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Most recently, Scott served as a mission specialist on STS-72 (January 11-20, 1996). During the 9-day flight the crew aboard Endeavour retrieved the Space Flyer Unit (launched from Japan 10-months earlier), deployed and retrieved the OAST-Flyer, and conducted two spacewalks to demonstrate and evaluate techniques to be used in the assembly of the International Space Station. In completing his first space flight, Scott orbited the Earth 142 times, traveled 3.7 million miles, and logged a total of 214 hours and 41 seconds in space, including a spacewalk of 6 hours and 53 minutes. Scott will serve as a mission specialist on the crew of the fourth U.S. Microgravity Payload flight scheduled for an November 1997 launch on board Columbia on mission STS-87.

MAY 1997


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