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Stephen Bowen

Stephen Bowen

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 02/13/1964
  • First Flight: 11/15/2008
  • Last Flight: 03/02/2023


Stephen Bowen, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 10 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Stephen Gerard Bowen is a United States Navy submariner and a NASA astronaut; he was the second submariner to travel into space. Bowen has been on three spaceflights, all of which were Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station. His first mission, STS-126, took place in November 2008, and his second was STS-132 in May 2010.

In March 2011, Bowen completed his third spaceflight as a Mission Specialist on STS-133, which was Space Shuttle Discovery’s final planned flight. Having flown on both STS-132 and STS-133, Bowen became the first and only astronaut to fly on consecutive shuttle missions. Originally Tim Kopra was scheduled to fly on STS-133, but Kopra had a bicycle injury shortly before the mission, and so he was replaced by Bowen.

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