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Michael A. Baker

Astronaut
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Born Oct 27, 1953

Michael Allen Baker is an engineer, retired United States Navy captain NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for the coordination of program operations, integration and flight crew training and support activities with the International Partners.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1953 Birth Baker was born October 27, 1953, in Memphis, Tennessee, and considers Lemoore, California to be his hometown. … Read More

TWENTIES

1977 23 Years Old After graduation, Baker completed flight training and earned his Wings of Gold as a Naval Aviator at Naval Air Station Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, in 1977.
1978 24 Years Old In 1978, he was assigned to Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56), embarked on the aircraft carrier, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, where he flew the A-7 Corsair II.
1980 26 Years Old In late 1980, he was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 30 as the Air Wing Landing Signal Officer.
1981 27 Years Old He attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1981 and, after graduation, was assigned to the Carrier Suitability Branch of the Strike Aircraft Test Directorate. … Read More
1983 29 Years Old In 1983, he returned to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School as an instructor. … Read More

THIRTIES

1985 31 Years Old Selected by NASA in June 1985, Baker became an astronaut in July 1986 upon completion of a one-year training and evaluation program. … Read More
1991 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  STS-43 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 2, 1991. … Read More
STS-52 Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 22, 1992. … Read More

FORTIES

1994 40 Years Old STS-68 Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on September 30, 1994. … Read More
1997 43 Years Old 1 More Event
STS-81 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on January 12, 1997. … Read More
2001 47 Years Old After his return to JSC in August 2001, he was assigned as the International Space Station Program Manager for International Operations responsible for the coordination of program operations, integration and flight crew training and support activities with the International Partners.
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