Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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James Burton, Jr.

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  25.09.1950
Birthplace:  Oklahoma City / Oklahoma
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.09.1982
Selection group:  MSE-2
Position:  MSE
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1985

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in psychology and electrical engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1973; Master of science in electro-optics; Major General, USAF, Ret. (on 01.01.2008); 1982 chosen for MSE group-2 and was assigned as MSE for a shuttle mission in 1987; later on he worked on Los Angeles AFB; next he served as director of Navstar Global Positioning System Joint Program Office; after serving as director of Navstar Global Positioning System JPO at Los Angeles Air Force Base, he was stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA as vice commander of Air Logistics Command; after serving as vice commander for a year and a half, his last military assignment was Director, Signals Intelligence Systems Acquisition and Operations Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Washington, D.C.; currently Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Spacecraft Systems and Engineering Services for ATK Space Systems

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