Biography - Dr. Bonnie Dunbar


Dr. Bonnie Dunbar
Dr. Bonnie J Dunbar retired from NASA in September 2005 and then served as President and CEO of the Seattle Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. She has completed five space flights, logging more than 50 days in space. Prior to working with NASA, she worked with Boeing Computer Services for two years. In addition to her space flights, she is also a private pilot with over 1000 total hours as both pilot and co-pilot.

Dr. Dunbar graduated from the University of Washington in 1971 with her Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering and in 1975 with her Master's of Science in the same field. She then completed her doctorate at the University of Houston in 1983 in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering. A member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Ceramic Society, the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Materials Research Society, International Academy of Astronautics, Society of Women Engineers, and Association of Space Explorers; she now serves as a member of the Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings Board of Trustees and as a professor at Texas A&M.


(Current as of Mar 2017)