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Jan Davis

Jan Davis is an American astronaut who was born on November 1, 1953, in Florida. Before she became an astronaut, Davis worked as an engineer.

Davis became an astronaut in 1987. She has spent over 389 hours in space on two spaceflights.

In 1992, Davis flew aboard STS-47. Davis made her second spaceflight in 1994 aboard STS-60. This was the first Space Shuttle flight with a Russian cosmonaut on board.


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