Rick Searfoss

Position: 
Chief Instructor Pilot
Total Hours: 
939 Space / 5,400 Flight
Certifications: 
CFI
CFII
MEII
top secret inactive
Education: 
Master of Science - California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics
Graduate - US Navy Test Pilot School
Distinguished graduate - USAF Fighter Weapons School
Bachelor of Science - USAF Academy, Aeronautical Engineering
Awards & Affiliations: 
National Science Foundation Fellowship
USAF Squadron Officer's School Commandant's Trophy as top graduate
Tactical Air Command F-111 Instructor Pilot of the Year, 1985
Selected for Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987
Recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal
NASA Spaceflight Medal (3)
NASA Exceptional Service Medal
NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross
Instructor Specialties: 
Fixed Wing Performance & Flying Qualities
Operational Test and Evaulation
Professional Spaceflight
Upset Recognition & Recovery
Experience: 
Colonel, USAF (Retired)
NASA Astronaut
STS-58 & STS-76 Pilot
STS-90 Commander