Christopher Loria

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About Christopher Loria

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Christopher Joseph "Gus" Loria (b. July 9, 1960 in Newton, Massachusetts) is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and a medically retired NASA astronaut. He was originally scheduled to fly on STS-113 as pilot, however he was grounded from spaceflight due to a severe back injury. Born July 9, 1960 in Belmont, Massachusetts. He considers Munford, Tennessee, his hometown. He has three children. His mother, Joan Loria, resides in Belmont, Massachusetts. His father, Robert L. Loria, is deceased. On November 10, 2007 he married U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Jamie Ann Fraser. Loria graduated from Belmont High School in 1978 and the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in 1979. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy shortly after and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering in 1983. He later completed 30 credits of coursework toward a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology, earned a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004 and an Executive Certificate in Business Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Loria

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