Leroy Chiao grew up in Danville, CA, as the son of Chinese parents. He flew on 3 shuttle missions in 1994, 1996 and 2000, and was Commander of Expedition 10 on the ISS.
He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and has specialized in space-based biomedical research, ultrasound and space walks, logging over 13 hours on EVA (right).
In 2004, he became the first American to vote from space in a presidential election!
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