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NASA Astronaut Stephen Bowen 8"x10" Full Colour Portrait
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Stephen G. Bowen (CAPTAIN, USN) NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA: Born on February 13, 1964 in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Married to the former Deborah Alden; they have three children.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Cohasset High School, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 1982. B.S., Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1986. Degree of Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993.

ORGANIZATIONS: Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma.

SPECIAL HONORS: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (2), and other service awards.

EXPERIENCE: Upon completion of the submarine training pipeline he spent three years attached to USS PARCHE (SSN 683) and completed qualification in Submarines on USS POGY (SSN 647). After attending the MIT/WHOI Joint program in Ocean Engineering he reported to USS AUGUSTA (SSN 710) for duty as the Engineering Officer. During this tour he qualified for command of nuclear powered submarines. In 1997 he reported to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in the Office of Plans and Policy and worked on the USSOCOM Future Concepts Working Group. For 9 months in 1999 he was the Reactor and Propulsion inspector for the Navy's Submarine Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). In May 2000 he became the first Executive Officer of the Pre-Commissioning Unit VIRGINIA (SSN 774) the first of the new VIRGINIA Class submarines.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Bowen is the first Submarine Officer selected by NASA in July 2000 as a mission specialist. He reported for training at the Johnson Space Center in August 2000. Following the completion of two years of training and evaluation, he was initially assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Station Operations Branch. Bowen is assigned to the crew of STS-126 targeted for launch in November 2008. Endeavour will carry a reusable logistics module that will hold supplies and equipment essential to sustain a crew of six on the International Space Station, including additional crew quarters, a regenerative life support system, and a Resistive Exercise Device (RED).