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Ronald J. Garan Jr.

Ronald J. Garan Jr.

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 10/30/1961
  • First Flight: 05/31/2008
  • Last Flight: 04/04/2011


Ronald J. Garan Jr., a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 4 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Ronald John Garan Jr. is a NASA astronaut. After graduating from State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1982, he joined the Air Force, becoming a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He became an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Before becoming an astronaut he was the Operations Officer of the 40th Flight Test Squadron (FTS). He first flew in space as a Mission Specialist on the STS-124 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). He returned to ISS on April 4, 2011, for a six-month stay as a member of Expedition 27.

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