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Kevin P. Chilton

Kevin P. Chilton

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 11/03/1954
  • First Flight: 05/07/1992
  • Last Flight: 03/22/1996


Kevin P. Chilton, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Kevin Patrick “Chilli” Chilton is an American mechanical engineer, and former United States Air Force four-star General and test pilot. His last assignment was as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from October 3, 2007 to January 28, 2011. Prior to his appointment to general officer ranks, Chilton spent 11 years of his military career as a NASA astronaut. He retired from the Air Force on February 1, 2011, after having achieved the highest rank of any military astronaut. On January 30, 2012, General Chilton was named to the board of directors of Orbital Sciences Corporation.

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