Ronald J. Garan Jr.

Ronald J. Garan Jr.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1961-10-30

Status Retired

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

Ronald John Garan Jr. is a NASA astronaut. After graduating from State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1982, he joined the Air Force, becoming a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He became an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Before becoming an astronaut he was the Operations Officer of the 40th Flight Test Squadron (FTS). He first flew in space as a Mission Specialist on the STS-124 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). He returned to ISS on April 4, 2011, for a six-month stay as a member of Expedition 27.

Ronald J. Garan Jr.'s Launches

Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-21

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-124

United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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