Michael Coats

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Birthday
16, 1946
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
California

About

Former NASA astronaut who served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from December 2005 until December 2012.

Before Fame

He flew 315 combat missions in Southeast Asia during his time on the USS Kitty Hawk from August 1970 until September 1972.

Trivia

His crew for STS-41-D in 1984 was nicknamed "Icebusters" because of their success in removing harmful ice particles from the Remote Manipulator System's orbiter.

Family Life

He married Diane Carson and together they had two children.

Associated With

He and astronaut Michael Collins were pilots.