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Astronaut , Environmental engineer

Mary L. Cleave, American environmental engineer, former astronaut. Recipient Flight Achievement award, American Astronautical Society, 1989, Exceptional Achievement medal, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1994, Engineer of Year, 1998, GSFC Contractor of Year, 2007. Member Association Space Explorers, Explorers Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Cleave, Mary L. was born on February 5, 1947 in Southampton, New York, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 1969. Master of Science in Microbiol. Ecology, Utah State University, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, 1979.

Career

Member research staff, Utah State University, 1971-1980;astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, 1980-1990;mission specialist STS 61-B, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, 1985;mission specialist STS-30, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, 1989;now deputy project manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ocean Color Satellite Program, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Membership

Member Texas Society Professional Engineers, Water Pollution Control Federation, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. F C.