Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  07.05.1959
Birthplace:  Chattanooga, Tennessee
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.06.1985
Selection group:  NASA-11
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 21.09.2001


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-40 Columbia  MS  05.06. - 14.06.1991 9d 02h 14m 
2  STS-52 Columbia  MS  22.10. - 01.11.1992 9d 20h 56m 
3  STS-67 Endeavour  MS  02.03. - 18.03.1995 16d 15h 08m 
4  STS-80 Columbia  MS  19.11. - 07.12.1996 17d 15h 53m 
5  STS-96 Discovery  MS  27.05. - 06.06.1999 9d 19h 13m 
Total  63d 01h 24m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics and master of science in engineering science from Stanford University 1981 and 1983, respetively; master of science in astronomy from the University of California-Berkeley, 1985; Ph.D. in space physics and astronomy from Rice University, 1988; research scientist in the Theoretical Studies Branch at NASA Ames Research Center; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 10; hobbies: Volleyball, racquetball, tennis, softball, flying; joins the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California.


Last update on July 23, 2022.