Portrait of Tamara Jernigan
Tamara Jernigan is an American astronaut who was born on May 7, 1959, in
Before she became an astronaut, Jernigan worked as an astronomer.
Jernigan became an astronaut in 1985. She has spent over 1227 hours in
space on four spaceflights.
In 1991, Jernigan flew aboard STS-40. The crew performed several
experiments in medicine. Jernigan made her second spaceflight
in 1992 aboard STS-52. The crew deployed a satellite.
In 1995, she flew aboard STS-67. The crew made observations of deep
space objects. Jernigan made her last flight in 1996 aboard STS-80. The
crew deployed and retrieved two satellites during this mission.
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