Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


James Craig


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Personal data

Birthdate:  03.03.1946
Birthplace:  Warsaw / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  23.05.1984
Selection group:  NASA-10
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.08.1992


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-28  MSP  08.08. - 13.08.1989 5d 01h 00m 
2  STS-43  MSP  02.08. - 11.08.1991 8d 21h 21m 
Total  13d 22h 21m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering, 1969; master of science in aerospace engineering at Princeton University (1977); Colonel, USA, Ret.; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 9; currently he works for United Space Alliance; he enjoys hunting, fishing, snow skiing, wood working and long distance running; he is an accomplished woodworker and a master maschinist and gunsmith; from 1994 to 1995 he joined Lockheed Corporation as Executive Vice President of Lockheed Engineering and Science company (LESC) where he was shortly promoted to President and CEO. In 1995 he was selected by Lockeed Martin to start up and become the first COO of the United Space Alliance (USA), a joint venture with Rockwell International Corp.; in 1999 he turned over to Allied Signal Corporation to serve as President of Allied Signal Technical Services Corporation.


Last update on July 03, 2009.