Leroy Chiao

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Birthday
28, 1960
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI

About

NASA astronaut who became co-author and researcher for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity Project.

Before Fame

He worked for Hexcel Corporation from 1987 until 1989, where he was part of the process, manufacturing, and engineering research team on advanced aerospace materials.

Trivia

He flew three shuttle flights prior to being assigned to the International Space Station in 2004; he was the first American to vote in a presidential election from space.

Family Life

He married his wife, Karen, in 2003 and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Russian.

Associated With

He and Mark Kelly both served as commander of the International Space Station; he was aboard for Expedition 10, while Kelly handled Expedition 26.