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Astronaut , Military officer

Richard N. Richards, American astronaut, military officer. Member of Society Experimental Test Pilots, Tau Beta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Background

Richards, Richard N. was born on August 24, 1946 in Key West, Florida, United States. Son of Marjorie Richards.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Missouri, Columbia, 1969. Master of Science in Aeronautical Systems, University Würzburg. Florida, 1970.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1969, advanced throught grades to captain, naval pilot Norfolk (Virginia) Naval Air Sta, 1970—1971, United States Navy Fighter Squadron 103, Carrier United States Ship America Atlantic and Mediterranean patrol, 1972—1976. Student pilot Navel Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Maryland, 1976—1977. Project test pilot automatic carrier landing systems United States Navy., 1977—1980.

Astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, since 1981.

Membership

Member of Society Experimental Test Pilots, Tau Beta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Connections

Married Lois Hollabaugh.

father:
Marjorie Richards Richards

spouse:
Lois Hollabaugh.