Portrait of Jeffrey Hoffman
Jeffrey Hoffman is an astronaut who was born on November 2, 1944, in New
York. Before he became an astronaut, Hoffman worked as an astrophysicist
for the Center for Space Research in Massachusetts.
Hoffman became an astronaut in 1978. He has spent over 1211 hours on 5
In 1985, Hoffman made his first spaceflight aboard Mission 51-D. He made
4 hour spacewalk during this mission. Hoffman flew aboard STS-35 in
1990. The crew made observations of deep space.
Hoffman made his third spaceflight aboard STS-46 in 1992. This mission
made the first test of the Tethered Satellite System. In 1993, he flew
aboard STS-61. The crew repaired the Hubble Space Telescope.
In 1996, Hoffman made his last spaceflight aboard STS-75. The crew
tested the Tethered Satellite System which successfully proved that it
could produce electricity.
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