Astronaut Daniel Tani, after arriving with other crew members of space shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-120 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida October 19, 2007. Discovery was launch on October 23 on a mission to the International Space Station. Dan will remain aboard the space station and serve as the Expedition 15 flight engineer.

Dan was selected as an astronaut in 1996. His first spaceflight was aboard Endeavour in December 2001 on the STS-108 mission. During that flight, he performed a four-hour spacewalk.

Our condolences go to Dan and his family on the unfortunate passing of his dear mother.

Notice the watch on Dan's right arm which was made by designAwatch.com. Click the image to see the watch.

PERSONAL DATA: Born February 1, 1961 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, but considers Lombard, Illinois, to be his hometown. Married to the former Jane Egan from Cork, Ireland. They have two children. He enjoys golf, flying, running, tennis, music, cooking...................

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Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, the STS-120 crew members await the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. From the left are astronauts...................

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Q: There are hundreds and thousands of pilots and scientists out there in the world right now, but there are only about 100 American astronauts. What made you want to be one of them and be one of those people who flies in space................

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International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson (R) and Flight Engineer Dan Tani send Thanksgiving greetings to co-workers on the ground while a paper turkey decoration floats in the foreground in this image from NASA TV November 20, 2007.............

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Space station Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani completed the 100th spacewalk in support of station assembly and maintenance. The 6 hour and 56 minute spacewalk ended at 11:46 a.m. EST. The spacewalkers inspected.........

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