Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Nancy Jan


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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.11.1953
Birthplace:  Cocoa Beach / Florida
Marital status::  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 21.06.1999


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-47  MSP  12.09. - 20.09.1992 7d 22h 30m 
2  STS-60  MSP  03.02. - 11.02.1994 8d 07h 09m 
3  STS-85  MSP  07.08. - 19.08.1997 11d 20h 26m 
Total  28d 02h 05m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in applied biology from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1975; Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Auburn University, 1977; master of science and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1983 and 1985, respectively; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 10; hobbies: Flying, ice skating, snow skiing, water sports, needlework; until 1998 married to astronaut Mark Lee; since July 1999 Deputy Director, Flight Projects Directorate, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; later Director; was Director, Safety and Mission Assurance, Marshall Space Flight Center; since October 2005 employed by Jacobs Sverdrup Engineering, Science, and Technical Services.


Last update on May 16, 2016.