Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Taylor Gun-Jin

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.06.1940
Birthplace:  Shanghai / CHINA
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.06.1983
Selection group:  Spacelab-3
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 06.05.1985

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51B  PSP  29.04. - 06.05.1985 7d 00h 08m 
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Total  7d 00h 08m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1967; master of science in physics and Ph.D. in physics (fluid mechanics and solid state physics) from UCLA, 1968 and 1971, respectively; research scientist at JPL; since 1975 US citizen; later professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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