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Date of Birth 23 January 1949Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Robert D. Cabana was born on January 23, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on Space Cowboys (2000), Space Station 3D (2002) and Heroes and Legends Featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (2016).

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Nancy Joan Shimer (? - ?) (3 children)

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Cabana relieved William Parsons as the Director of the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in 2008.
He served as pilot on two Space Shuttle missions in 1990 and 1992, and was mission commander on two more in 1994 and 1998, the latter of which was the first International Space Station assembly mission.
Inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2008.
He logged over 7,000 hours in 36 different kinds of aircraft and, selected to be an astronaut by NASA in 1985, logged over 910 hours in space.
After graduation from the Naval Academy, Cabana attended the Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, and completed naval flight officer training in Pensacola, Florida, in 1972.

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