National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
NAME: Duane G. "Digger" Carey (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF)
- NASA Astronaut
- Born April 30, 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Married to the former Cheryl Ann Tobritzhofer of St. Paul, Minnesota.
They have two children. He enjoys motorcycle travel, racing motocross,
camping, home-schooling his children, and reading science fiction. His parents reside
in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her mother resides in St. Paul Minnesota. Her father is
- Graduated from Highland Park High School,
St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace
Engineering and Mechanics and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from
the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
- National Space Society, American Motorcyclist
Association, Air Force Association.
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.
- Carey received his commission from the Reserve
Officer Training Corps in 1981 and graduated from Undergraduate Pilot
Training in 1983. He flew the A-10A during tours at England Air Force
Base, Louisiana, and Suwon Air Base, Republic of Korea. He completed
F-16 training in 1988 and was assigned to Torrejon Air Base, Spain.
In 1991, he was selected to attend the United States Air Force Test
Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California. After graduation
in 1992, he worked as an F-16 experimental test pilot and System Safety
Officer at Edwards Air Force Base.
- Carey was selected as an astronaut candidate by
NASA in April 1996. He reported to the NASA Johnson Space Center in August
1996. Having completed two years of training and evaluation, he is qualified
for flight assignment as a pilot. Currently, Carey is assigned technical
duties in the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems/Operations Branch.
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