Bob Behnken

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Robert L. Behnken
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken.jpg
Born (1970-07-28) July 28, 1970 (age 50)
StatusActive
NationalityAmerican
Alma materWashington University in St. Louis
California Institute of Technology
OccupationTest engineer
Space career
NASA Astronaut
RankColonel, USAF
Time in space
Currently in space
Selection2000 NASA Group
Total EVAs
6
Total EVA time
37 hours, 33 minutes
MissionsSTS-123, STS-130, SpX-DM2
Mission insignia
STS-123 Patch.svg STS-130 patch.png Crew Dragon Demo-2 Patch.png

Robert Louis Behnken (/ˈbɛnkən/[1]; born July 28, 1970) is a NASA astronaut, engineer, and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. He flew for over 708 hours in space, including 37 hours of spacewalk time.[2]

Following retirement of the Space Shuttle, Behnken was Chief of the Astronaut Office from 2012 to 2015.

He was assigned to the SpaceX Dragon Capsule in 2018 as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, Behnken launched aboard the spacecraft's first crewed mission with fellow astronaut Doug Hurley on May 30, 2020.

He is married to astronaut K. Megan McArthur.

References[change | change source]

  1. "This is Bob Behnken" at YouTube
  2. "Robert L. Behnken (Colonel, USAF, PH.D.) NASA Astronaut". NASA. August 3, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2019.