Portrait of Jim Adamson
James Adamson is an American astronaut who was born in New York in 1946. He
attended military school from 1965-1969 and studied engineering. From 1969-1980
he stayed in the Army as an aviator and professor. From 1980-1984 he worked at
NASA's Johnson Space Center as a navigation and guidance control officer.
Adamson joined the astronaut team in 1984. He has flown on two space missions.
The first mission, STS-28, was aboard space shuttle Columbia in 1989. He and
four other astronauts deployed a defensive satellite system into low Earth
Adamson served as mission specialist aboard STS-43 in 1991. He helped deploy
the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite during this nine-day mission. Adamson has
logged over 334 hours in space.
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