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astronaut , military officer

Scott Jay Horowitz, American astronaut, military officer. Achievements include 4 space flights: Pilot for STS-75 Mission (Columbia), 1996, STS-82 Mission (Discovery), 1997, STS-101 Mission (Atlantis), 2000 & crew commander STS-105 Mission (Discovery), 2001; over 5000 flying hours in fifty different aircraft. Member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Horowitz, Scott Jay was born on March 24, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Seymour B. Horowitz and Iris D. Chester.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, California State University, Northridge, 1978. Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982.

Career

Associate scientist Lockheed-Georgia Company, Marietta, Georgia, 1982—1983. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1983. Advanced through grades to colonel.

Instructor pilot, research and development scientist United States Air Force, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, 1984—1987. Fighter pilot 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron United States Air Force, Bitburg, Germany, 1987—1989. Test pilor United States Air Force 6512th Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1990—1995.

Astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1992—2004, retired, 2004. Associate administrator, exploration system mission directorate National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Washington, 2005—2007. Director, space transportation and exploration A.T.K.-Thiokol, Utah, 2004—2005.

Adjunct professor Embry Riddle University, 1985—1989. Professor California State University, Fresno, 1991. Aerospace consultant, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include 4 space flights: Pilot for STS-75 Mission (Columbia), 1996, STS-82 Mission (Discovery), 1997, STS-101 Mission (Atlantis), 2000 & crew commander STS-105 Mission (Discovery), 2001. Over 5000 flying hours in fifty different aircraft.

Membership

Member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Tau Beta Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Designing and building, flying home-built aircrafts, restoring automobiles, running.

Connections

Married Lisa Marie Kern.

father:
Seymour Horowitz

spouse:
Lisa Marie Kern