Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


James J. "Jim"


Personal data

Birthdate:  09.04.1928
Birthplace:  Ely, Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  14.05.1986
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Additional information

Graduated from the University in 1950; one of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from Minnesota; in 1986 working for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; awarded the Award of Excellence by the School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota in 1995 und has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in journalism; hobbies: mountaineering; retired in 1995, but still writing books and planning adventures. He is the father of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.


Last update on February 29, 2021.