James Halsell

James Halsell

Status: Retired
9/29/1956 –
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

James Halsell was an Air Force Test Pilot when he was selected by NASA to become an Astronaut in 1990. He was a veteran of five flights totalling over 1,250 hours in space, pilot of two STS missions and commander of three. He also served as a manager for Shuttle Launch Integration and Space Shuttle Program manager. After the Columbia accident he led the NASA Return to Flight Planning team.

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