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Born in Flint, Michigan, USA
Birth NameMichael John Bloomfield
Nicknames Captain America
Bloomer

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Michael J. Bloomfield was born on March 16, 1959 in Flint, Michigan, USA as Michael John Bloomfield.

Spouse (1)

Lori Miller (? - ?) ( 2 children)

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He was Commander of the shuttle Atlantis in 2002, the 13th Shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station, which included the delivery and installation of the first use of the station's robotic arm to maneuver space-walkers.
During 2000, the shuttle Endeavour was the 5th Space Shuttle mission dedicated to assembling the International Space Station. This flight traveled 4.47 million miles.
On his 1997 mission, he flew on the shuttle Atlantis, the 7th mission to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station Mir. This flight covered more than 2.2 million miles.
A veteran of three space flights, STS-86 (1997), STS-97 (2000) and STS-110 (2002), he logged over 753 hours in space.
An astronaut selected by NASA in 1994, Bloomfield began working at the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. He worked as Chief of Safety for the Astronaut Office, Chief Instructor Astronaut, Director of Shuttle Operations, and Chief of the Shuttle Branch. His last NASA position was Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations.

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