Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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James Dougal Adrianus "Ox"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.06.1944
Birthplace:  Fresno / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 01.08.1986

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41C  MSP  06.04. - 13.04.1984 6d 23h 40m 
2  STS-51I  MSP  27.08. - 03.09.1985 7d 02h 17m 
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Total  14d 01h 57m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in civil engineering from University of California-Berkeley, 1966; master of science and Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering from the Colorado State University, 1968 and 1976, respectively; Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Reserve; flew 60 combat missions over Vietnam; currently Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Global Aviation at the Bechtel Corporation in London; hobbies: skiing, handball, racquetball, jogging.

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