Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


James Donald, Jr.


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Personal data

Birthdate:  29.09.1956
Birthplace:  Monroe, Louisiana
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.01.1990
Selection group:  NASA-13
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.11.2006


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-65 Columbia  PLT  08.07. - 23.07.1994 14d 17h 55m 
2  STS-74 Atlantis  PLT  12.11. - 20.11.1995 8d 04h 30m 
3  STS-83 Columbia  CDR  04.04. - 08.04.1997 3d 23h 12m 
4  STS-94 Columbia  CDR  01.07. - 17.07.1997 15d 16h 44m 
5  STS-101 Atlantis  CDR  19.05. - 29.05.2000 9d 20h 09m 
Total  52d 10h 30m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering from USAF Academy, 1978; master of science in management from Troy University, 1983; master of science in space operations from Air Force Institute of Technology, 1985; Colonel USAF; test pilot; hobbies: Snow and water skiing, light aircraft flying, racquetball; Manager, Launch Integration, Kennedy Space Center (until December 2002); returned to JSC for flight training; he left NASA autum 2006 to join Alliant Techsystems, Huntsville, Alabama, as Vice President and Program Manager of the ARES I Upper Stage Team.


Last update on August 25, 2018.