Michael Foale

Michael Foale

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1957-01-06

Status Retired

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Colin Michael Foale CBE is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space missions, and is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, and until 17 April 2008, he held the record for most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes. He still holds the cumulative-time-in-space record for a UK citizen.

Michael Foale's Launches

Soyuz-FG | Soyuz TMA-3

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-103

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-84

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United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-63

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-56

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-45

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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