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Edward Fincke
Edward Fincke

Edward Michael Fincke (born March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American astronaut, who spent April to October, 2004, on board the International Space Station as flight engineer. Fincke is fluent in Japanese and Russian. Download high resolution version (630x783, 82 KB)http://www. ... Download high resolution version (630x783, 82 KB)http://www. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit (MMU) outside the Challenger in 1984. ... ISS Statistics Crew: 2 As of August 21, 2005 Perigee: 352. ... A flight engineer is a flight crew member who is responsible for monitoring aircraft systems in flight and for checking the aircraft before and after each flight. ...

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Education

Edward Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley,Pennsylvania in 1985. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in aeronautics and astronautics as well as a bachelor's degree in Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. He then received a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1990 and second master's degree in planetary geology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2001. Sewickley Academy is a private coeducational college and preparatory school located approximately 12 miles north of Pittburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is one of the worlds leading research institutions in science and technology, as well as in numerous other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States armed forces. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Earth is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... Layers of Atmosphere (NOAA) Earths atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earths gravity. ... A planet is generally considered to be a relatively large mass of accreted matter in orbit around a star that is not a star itself. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a privately-funded American university in Stanford, California. ... This article is about the year. ... The University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) is an upper level institution located in Clear Lake City, Texas. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Organizations

  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • British Interplanetary Society

Special honors

  • Recipient of two United States Air Force Commendation Medals
  • United States Air Force Achievement Medal,
  • various unit and service awards
  • Distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force ROTC, Squadron Officer School and Test Pilot School Programs.
  • Recipient of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School Colonel Ray Jones Award as the top Flight Test Engineer/Flight Test Navigator in class 93B.

Experience

Edward Fincke graduated from MIT in 1989, and immediately attended a summer exchange program with the Moscow Aviation Institute in the former Soviet Union, where he studied Cosmonautics. After graduation from Stanford University in 1990, Fincke entered the United States Air Force where he was assigned to the Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base in California. There he served as a Space Systems Engineer and a Space Test Engineer. In 1994, upon completion of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base in California, Fincke joined the 39th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where he served as a Flight Test Engineer working on a variety of flight test programs, flying the F-16 and F-15 aircraft. In January of 1996, he reported to the Gifu Test Center, Gifu Air Base in Japan where he was the United States Flight Test Liaison to the Japanese/United States XF-2 fighter program. Fincke as of 2005 has over 800 flight hours in more than 30 different varieties of aircraft and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Edwards Air Force Base is a USAF airbase located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley, 7 miles (11 km) due East of Rosamond, USA at 34°57′ N 117°52′ W. An airbase since 1933, Edwards has long been a home... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary or police officer. ... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ...


NASA

Edward Finske was selected by the NASA in April 1996 to be an astronaut. He reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996. Having completed two years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Station Operations Branch serving as an International Space Station Spacecraft Communicator (ISS CAPCOM), a member of the Crew Test Support Team in Russia and as the ISS crew procedures team lead. NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility in Houston, Texas in 1989. ...


In July 1999, Fincke was assigned as backup crewmember for the International Space Station Expedition 4 crew. Additionally he served as a backup for the ISS Expedition 6 crew and is qualified to fly as a left-seat Flight Engineer (co-pilot) on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Assigned as Expedition-9 NASA Space Station science officer and flight engineer, Fincke is living and working aboard the International Space Station on a six-month tour of duty. The Expedition 9 crew launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on April 18, 2004 aboard Soyuz TMA-4 and docked with the ISS on April 21, 2004. Following a week of joint operations and handover briefings, they replaced the Expedition 8 who returned to earth aboard Soyuz. ISS Statistics Crew: 2 As of August 21, 2005 Perigee: 352. ... Expedition 4 was the fourth expedition to the International Space Station. ... Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft approaching International Space Station Soyuz 19 spacecraft as seen from Apollo CM Soyuz spacecraft of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) Early 7K-OK Soyuz at National Space Centre, Leicester, England Soyuz (Soyus, Союз, union) is a series of spacecraft designed by Sergey Korolev for the Soviet... ISS Statistics Crew: 2 As of August 21, 2005 Perigee: 352. ... Mission Statistics Mission Name: Expedition 9 Call Sign: Expedition 9 Number of Crew: 2 Launch: April 19, 2004 03:19:00 UTC Baikonur LC1 Apogee: 396 km Perigee: 384 km Period: 92 min Inclination: 51. ... The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest working space launch facility. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Soyuz TMA-4 launch Crew Launched ISS Expedition 9 Crew: Gennady Padalka (2) Edward Fincke (1) - U.S.A. Andre Kuipers (1) - ESA (Netherlands) Landed ISS Expedition 9 Crew: Gennady Padalka (2) Edward Fincke (1) - U.S.A. Yuri Shargin (1) Mission Parameters Mass: ? kg Perigee: 200 km Apogee: 252... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... // Crew Michael Foale (6), Commander - U.S.A. Alexander Kaleri (4), Flight Engineer - Russia (1) number of spaceflights each crew member has completed, including this mission. ...

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External link

  • Spacefacts biography of Edward Fincke

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Edward Fincke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (642 words)
Edward Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985.
Edward Fincke graduated from MIT in 1989, and immediately attended a summer exchange program with the Moscow Aviation Institute in the former Soviet Union, where he studied Cosmonautics.
Fincke as of 2005 has over 800 flight hours in more than 30 different varieties of aircraft and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
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