Richard Yeager
Fictional Character
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Homeward Bound
Type of Appearance: Direct
Species: Human
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1970s
Occupation: Professor, scientist
Parents: Jonathan Yeager;
Karen Culpepper
Spouse: Unnamed first wife;
Children: All unnamed
Relatives: Sam Yeager (grandfather)
Mickey and Donald ("uncles")
Bruce (brother)
Professional Affliations: Stanford University

Richard Yeager was one of two sons of Jonathan and Karen Yeager and a grandson of Sam and Barbara Yeager; his brother was Bruce.

When he was a toddler, his grandfather agreed to enter into cold sleep in preparation for the first American mission to Home. This mission ultimately commenced in 1995 with the launch of the Admiral Peary, and both of Bruce's parents also signed aboard, leaving Bruce and his brother alone in their early twenties. Bruce took in males of the Race Mickey and Donald, who had originally been entrusted to the care of his grandparents before Bruce had been born and had then entered into the care of his parents after his grandmother's death and his grandfather's cold sleep.

Richard continued the Yeager tradition of studying the Race and became one of the US's leading scholars on the subject, ultimately becoming Director of Interspecies Studies at Stanford University.

Over the next 40 years he married, divorced, remarried, and became a father and grandfather himself. He did not expect to be reunited with his parents or grandfather in his lifetime, as a round trip journey to Home and back for the Admiral Peary would have taken about 65 years. However, his older relatives returned from Home in 2031 aboard the FTL starship Commodore Perry.