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Jerry L. Ross

Jerry L. Ross

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 01/20/1948
  • First Flight: 11/27/1985
  • Last Flight: 04/08/2002


Jerry L. Ross, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 7 space flights and engaging in 9 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Jerry Lynn Ross is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the joint record holder for most spaceflights (a record he shares with Franklin Chang-Diaz). His papers, photographs and many personal items are in the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives at Purdue University. He was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame during ceremonies in May 2014.

Ross is the author of Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer (Purdue University Press, 2013) with John Norberg. In March 2014 it was announced “Spacewalker” will be available in a French translation through the specialist aerospace publisher Altipresse.

Fellow astronaut Chris Hadfield describes Ross in his autobiography, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, as “the embodiment of the trustworthy, loyal, courteous and brave astronaut archetype.”

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