Pilot who flew on the Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-72 mission and on the Space Shuttle Columbia's STS-87 mission. Prior to becoming a NASA astronaut, he served as a Captain in the United States Navy.
He received a Master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
He served as Dean of the College of Aeronautics at the Florida Institute of Technology.
He married Marilyn Robinson and had two children.
Like astronaut Daniel Barry, he first traveled to space as part of the STS-72 mission.