NASA Astronaut John L. Phillips
NASA EXPERIENCE: Phillips was selected by NASA and began astronaut candidate training in 1996. He has held various jobs in the Astronaut Office, including systems engineering and CAPCOM for the International Space Station, and as a robotics specialist supporting operations on present and future missions. Phillips has logged over 203 days in space during three flights.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-100 Endeavour (April 19 to May 1, 2001). During the 12-day, 187 orbit mission, the crew successfully delivered and installed the Canadarm-2 robotic arm. They also delivered experiments and supplies aboard the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaelloon its maiden flight. Phillips was the Ascent/Entry Flight engineer and was the intravehicular activity coordinator during two space walks.
ISS Expedition 11 (April 15 to October 10, 2005). Phillips launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard Soyuz TMA-6, and served as NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer aboard ISS. During their six-month stay aboard ISS the crew continued station maintenance, worked with scientific experiments, performed a spacewalk in Russian spacesuits from the Pirs Airlock, and hosted the “return to flight” visit of the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114). The ISS-11 crew landed in Kazakhstan on October 10, 2005. In completing his second mission Phillips logged 179 days and 23 minutes in space including an EVA totaling 4 hours and 58 minutes.
STS-119 Discovery (March 15- 28, 2009). During the 13-day, 202 orbit mission, the crew delivered and installed the S6 integrated truss segment to the ISS, including the final two solar array wings. Phillips operated the Canadarm-2 robotic arm to unberth and install the S6 truss. He also served as Loadmaster, Rendezvous Mission Specialist, and Crew Medical Officer.