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Jerry Linenger

Jerry Linenger is an American astronaut who was born on January 16, 1955, in Michigan. Before he became an astronaut, Linenger worked in Sports Medicine.

Linenger became an astronaut in 1992. He has spent over 132 days in space on two spaceflights.

In 1994, Linenger made his first spaceflight aboard STS-64. Linenger flew aboard the Russian Mir Space Station in 1997. He spent five months doing experiments on the craft.


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