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Susan Helms

Susan Helms

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 02/26/1958
  • First Flight: 01/13/1993
  • Last Flight: 03/08/2001


Susan Helms, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 5 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Susan Jane Helms is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Helms was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions and was a resident of the International Space Station (ISS) for over five months in 2001. While participating in ISS Expedition 2, she and Jim Voss conducted an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the world record.

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