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Nancy J. Currie

Currie was born December 29, 1958, in Wilmington, Delaware, but considers Troy, Ohio, to be her hometown. Married to David W. Currie (CW5, USA) of Hookstown, Pennsylvania. One daughter. Her parents, Warren & Shirley Decker, reside in Troy. His mother, Mrs. Delores Simmons, resides in Freedom, Pennsylvania. His father, Mr. Lee Currie, is deceased.

She graduated from Troy High School, Troy, Ohio, in 1977; received a bachelor of arts degree in biological science from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1980, a master of science degree in safety engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985, and a doctorate in industrial engineering from the University of Houston in 1997.

Assigned to NASA Johnson Space Center in September 1987 as a flight simulation engineer on the Shuttle Training Aircraft, a complex airborne simulator which models flight characteristics of the Orbiter. Selected by NASA in January 1990, she became an astronaut in July 1991. Nancy has held various technical assignments within the Astronaut Office including: flight crew representative for crew equipment; Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (RMS); spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) providing a communications interface between ground controllers and flight crews. A veteran of two space flights, she has logged over 454 hours in space. She was a mission specialist on STS-57 in 1993, and STS-70 in 1995.

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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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