Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Jeffrey Alan


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Personal data

Birthdate:  02.11.1944
Birthplace:  Brooklyn, New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.07.1997


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51D Discovery  MS  12.04. - 19.04.1985 6d 23h 55m 
2  STS-35 Columbia  MS  02.12. - 11.12.1990 8d 23h 05m 
3  STS-46 Atlantis  MS  31.07. - 08.08.1992 7d 23h 15m 
4  STS-61 Endeavour  MS  02.12. - 13.12.1993 10d 19h 58m 
5  STS-75 Columbia  MS  22.02. - 09.03.1996 15d 17h 40m 
Total  50d 11h 53m 

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in astronomy from Amherst College, 1966; Ph.D. in astrophysics from Harvard University, 1971; master of science in materials science from Rice University, 1988; project scientist at MIT; hobbies: Skiing, mountaineering, hiking, bicycling, swimming, sailing, music; until 2001 NASA's European representative in Paris, France; currently "senior lecturer" in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Last update on August 25, 2018.