Michael Fincke

Michael Fincke

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Michael Fincke

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Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke (born 14 March 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but considers its suburb Emsworth, Pennsylvania to be his hometown) is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut, who has served two tours aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer and commander and has flown on one Space Shuttle mission, STS-134 as a Mission Specialist. Fincke is conversant in Japanese and Russian.

Fincke has logged just under 382 days in space, placing him first among American astronauts for the most time in space. He has done 9 spacewalks in Russian Orlan spacesuits and American EMUs. His total EVA time is 48 hours and 37 minutes placing him 6th all time on the list of spacewalkers.

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Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics and astronautics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. He then received a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1990 and a second Master of Science in planetary geology from the University of Houston–Clear Lake in...
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