Raja Chari Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wife, Net worth

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Raja Chari (Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, Grinder)

Last Updated: 01 Nov, 2022 | Views: 98

Age: 45

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Fighter Pilot

Higher Education: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
26 Jun, 1977
Birth Country
United States
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About Raja Chari

About (Profile/Biography):
Raja Chari, an American test pilot, was born in Wisconsin on June 24, 1977. In addition to attending Columbus High School, he was raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His education culminated in 1999 when he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy as a bachelor's degree holder in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. This includes Mathematics as minor subject. His master's degree in Astronautics and Aeronautics was earned at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.

He attended Vance AFB's undergraduate pilot training after completing his master's degree.
During 2007, Chari was an exchange officer at Patuxent River, Maryland, as well as a developmental test pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
A member of NASA Astronaut Group 22, Chari began astronaut training in August 2017 and is expected to finish it within two years.
Artemis selected Chari to be a member of its team in December 2020
The EVA by Chari and Matthias Maurer took place on March 23, 2022, outside the Quest Joint Airlock on the International Space Station. 

Awards & Achievements:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal,
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal                        

Unknown Facts:
A native of Cedar Falls, Chari is married to Holly Schaffter Chari. They have three children together.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs
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Family Details

Father's Name
Sreenivas V. Chari
Mother's Name
Holly Schaffter Chari
Krishna Chari

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