Organization

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

STS-72 Destination:
Recapture Japanese Space Flyer Unit

STS-87 Destination:
Conduct microgravity research, perform to EVAs, deploy SPARTAN-201 experiment

Scott entered Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School after graduation from Florida State University in December 1972. He completed flight training in fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1974. Scott has accumulated more than 5,000 hours of flight time in 20 different military and civilian aircraft, and more than 200 shipboard landings.

Scott completed his astronaut training at the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997, and has logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including 3 spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes.

Winston Scott retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy at the end of July 1999 to accept a position at his alma mater, Florida State University, as Vice President for Student Affairs. He was also an associate dean in the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.

– NASA