Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Jerome III "Jay"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  28.04.1949
Birthplace:  Springfield / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.06.1985
Selection group:  NASA-11
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 31.05.1997

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-37  MSP  05.04. - 11.04.1991 5d 23h 32m 
2  STS-47  MSP  12.09. - 20.09.1992 7d 22h 30m 
3  STS-59  MSP  09.04. - 20.04.1994 11d 05h 49m 
4  STS-79  MSP  16.09. - 26.09.1996 10d 03h 19m 
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Total  35d 07h 10m 
     

Additional information

Graduated from Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1967; Bachelor of arts in physics from Harvard College, 1971; Ph.D. in physics from MIT, 1976; from 1980 - 1982 he joined the Earth and Space Sciences Division of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 9 and 10; he left NASA in late May 1997 to become director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; hobbies: scuba diving, camping, photography, model rocketry and amateur radio.

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