Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Abrahamson

James Alan "Abe"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.05.1933
Birthplace:  Williston / North Dakota
Marital status:  married
Children:  five
Selection date:  30.06.1967
Selection group:  MOL-3
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 10.06.1969

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from MIT in 1955; master of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1961; four honorary doctorates; Lieutenant General, Ret., USAF; 49 combat missions over Southeast Asia; 1967 selected for MOL-3; retired 10.06.1969; 1984 - 1989 director of the SDI program; from 1989 - 1992 Executive Vice President of Hughes Aircraft; since 1995 he worked for White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security; currently Chairman and CEO, StratCom International LLC; his wife Barbara Jean was killed in an air crash in December 1985; subsequently re-married.

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Last update on January 13, 2011.