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astronaut , military officer

Charles J. Precourt, American astronaut, retired military officer. Achievements include 4 space flights; over 7000 flight hours in 60 types of civil and military aircraft; approximately 40 days spent in space. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross United States Air Force, 4 Space Flight medals National Aeronautics and Space Administration; recipient David B. Barnes award, United States Air Force Test Pilot School, 1989.


Precourt, Charles J. was born on June 29, 1955 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles and Helen Precourt.


Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 0977. Master of Science in Engineering Management, Golden Gate University, 1988. Master of Arts in National Security Affairs, Strategic Studies, United States Naval War College, 1990.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1977. Advanced through grades to Colonel United States Air Force (retired). Student pilot United States Air Force, Reese Air Force Base, Texas, 1977—1978, instructor pilot T-37, 1979—1982.

Pilot F-15 United States Air Force Bitburg Air Base, Germany, 1982—1984. Student test pilot school United States Air Force, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1985. Test pilot United States Air Force, 1985—1989.

Postgraduate studies United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1989—1990. Astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center, Houston, since 1990.


  • Achievements include 4 space flights. Over 7000 flight hours in 60 types of civil and military aircraft. Approximately 40 days spent in space.


Member of Society Experimental Test Pilots, Experimental Aircraft Association, Association Space Explorers (vice president).


Married Lynne Denise Mungle. 3 children.

Charles Precourt

Helen Precourt

Lynne Denise Mungle