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James Halsell

James Halsell

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 09/29/1956
  • First Flight: 07/08/1994
  • Last Flight: 05/19/2000


James Halsell, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 5 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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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