He was born November 5, 1961 in Bar Harbor, Maine. He received a Bachelor of Science degree Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984. Hobaugh has logged over 5,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft and has over 200 V/STOL shipboard landings. A veteran of three space flights, Hobaugh has logged over 876 hours in space. He was the pilot on STS-104 in 2001 and STS-118 in 2007 and was the commander of STS-129 in 2009.
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