Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


James Donald "Wexbee"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  27.11.1952
Birthplace:  Flushing, New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.05.1984
Selection group:  NASA-10
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 03.01.2005


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-32 Columbia  PLT  09.01. - 20.01.1990 10d 21h 00m 
2  STS-52 Columbia  CDR  22.10. - 01.11.1992 9d 20h 56m 
3  STS-63 Discovery  CDR  03.02. - 11.02.1995 8d 06h 28m 
4  STS-86 Atlantis  CDR  26.09. - 06.10.1997 10d 19h 20m 
5  STS-102 Discovery  CDR  08.03. - 21.03.2001 12d 19h 49m 
6  STS-113 Endeavour  CDR  24.11. - 07.12.2002 13d 18h 47m 
Total  66d 10h 20m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aerospace engineering the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1974; Captain, USN, Ret.; test pilot; hobbies: Tennis, skiing, softball, running, music; he was also a member of the astronaut rock-n-roll band "Max Q"; later Space Shuttle Lead, Independent Technical Authority, Johnson Space Center; retired to pursue other interests.


Last update on August 25, 2018.