Endeavour makes nighttime touchdown

Endeavour makes nighttime touchdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Endeavour made a rare nighttime return to Earth Sunday, landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:20 p.m. EST, NASA said.
NASA extends Endeavor's mission 2 days

NASA extends Endeavor's mission 2 days

COCOA, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The landing of the space shuttle Endeavor at Florida's Kennedy Space Center has been rescheduled from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, NASA officials said Sunday.

NASA names space shuttle mission crews

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has identified the crews assigned to space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131.
Shuttle swoops to Earth safely

Shuttle swoops to Earth safely

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour announced its arrival with twin sonic booms as it swooped to a smooth landing in Florida Wednesday night.

Astronauts prepare for fourth spacewalk

HOUSTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews enjoyed some off-duty time Thursday before the fourth spacewalk of the STS-123 mission.

STS-123's third spacewalk is completed

HOUSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. astronauts Rick Linnehan and Robert Behnken completed the third spacewalk of the STS-123 mission at 1:44 a.m. EDT Tuesday.
Space shuttle Endeavour is launched

Space shuttle Endeavour is launched

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Endeavour roared into the dark Florida sky early Tuesday, beginning a record 16-day mission to the International Space Station.

Endeavour is 'go' for Tuesday launch

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said all systems were "go" for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour and its STS-123 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA names STS-123 crew members

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- NASA has named the crew for space shuttle STS-123, which will deliver Japanese and Canadian experimental systems to the International Space Station.
Robert Behnken
Astronaut Robert Behnken serves as Grand Marshal of the Mid America Thanksgiving Day Parade in St. Louis on November 27, 2008. Behnken served on the STS-123 Endeavour flight, March 11-26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken (born July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri) is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. Behnken holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and has reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Bob Behnken has logged over 1000 flight hours in 25 different aircraft. He flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-123 as a Mission Specialist. Bob Behnken had accumulated over 378 hours in space, including 19 hours of spacewalk time. Bob Behnken was assigned as Mission Specialist 1 for the STS-400 rescue mission. He is currently flying on the STS-130 space shuttle mission.

Behnken attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri, and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992. In 1993, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a doctorate degree in 1997 from California Institute of Technology.

Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior, Washington University (1992); National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (1993-1996); Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate, Eglin AFB Florida Company Grade Officer of the Year (1997); USAF Achievement Medal (1997); USAF Commendation Medal (1998); Distinguished graduate from the USAF Test Pilot School Program (1999); Recipient of the USAF Test Pilot School Colonel Ray Jones Award as the top Flight Test Engineer/Flight Test Navigator in class 98B; USAF Commendation Medal (2000).

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