- Name: Kevin A. Ford
- Born: 07/07/1960 (60 years old)
- Occupation: Aircraft pilot, Fighter pilot, test pilot
Kevin Anthony Ford (born July 7, 1960) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and a NASA astronaut. Ford has received a number of special honors and awards, some of which are the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Ford has also logged more than 5,000 flying hours and also holds FAA commercial certificates for airplanes, helicopters and gliders. Ford has served in many roles at NASA since his selection in July 2000. The roles include as a Capsule Communicator or CAPCOM. He was also the Director Of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia from January 2004 to January 2005. He was pilot of STS-128 and Flight Engineer 2 of Soyuz TMA-06M from October 23, 2012 to March 16, 2013.
School: University of Notre Dame, B.S. 1982, Troy State University, M.S. 1989, University of Florida, M.S. 1994, AFIT, Ph.D. 1997
Alias: Kevin Anthony Ford
Birth Place: Portland, Indiana, U.S.
Kevin A. Ford quotes :
I made about fifty-four dollars a week and spent it on two flying lessons every week at the age of sixteen and was able to get a license then pretty early and knew that that's what I wanted to do, some kind of a career in aviation. I did know about space flight, but at that point, it was still pretty far out there.Kevin A. Ford