Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


James Frederick


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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.06.1945
Birthplace:  New Rockford, North Dakota
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.08.1992


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51C Discovery  MS  24.01. - 27.01.1985 3d 01h 34m 
2  STS-61A Challenger  MS  30.10. - 06.11.1985 7d 00h 44m 
3  STS-29 Discovery  MS  13.03. - 18.03.1989 4d 23h 39m 
4  STS-48 Discovery  MS  12.09. - 18.09.1991 5d 08h 27m 
Total  20d 10h 24m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1967; master of science in aeronautical engineering systems from the University of West Florida, 1975; Colonel, USMC, Ret.; from March 1989 until May 1992 he served as Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office; hobbies: Skiing, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, raquetball, water-skiing, camping, canoeing; after leaving NASA he took the position of Manager, Station Systems Operations and Requirements with Boeing Defense and Space Group, Huntsville, Alabama; since June 2008 Vice President & Program Manager, Oceaneering International, Inc., Houston, Texas.


Last update on August 24, 2018.