Portrait of Leroy Chiao
Leroy Chiao is an American astronaut who was born on August 28,
1960, in Wisconsin.
Before he became an astronaut, Chiao worked as an engineer at the Hexcel
Chiao became an astronaut in 1990. He has spent over 567 hours in
space on two spaceflights.
Chiao's first spaceflight occurred in 1994, aboard Space
Shuttle Columbia. The crew conducted experiments on materials and
life science research. His second mission was aboard STS-72 in 1996.
Chiao performed two spacewalks during this mission.
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