- Tamara E. Jernigan
name =Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan
May 7, 1959
selection =1985 NASA Group
time =63d 01h 24m
STS-40, STS-52, STS-67, STS-80, STS-96
Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan, Ph.D. (born
May 7, 1959, in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American scientist and former NASA astronautand a veteran of five shuttle missions.
Jenigan attended Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA. She graduated in 1977. Jernigan attended
Stanford University, where she earned a B.S. degree in physics in 1981, an M.S. in engineering science in 1983. At the University of California, Berkeley, she received an M.A. in astronomy in 1985. In 1988 she was awarded a Ph.D. in space physics and astronomy from Rice University.
She entered the
NASAAstronaut Corps in 1986 and retired in 2001. She flew on five Space Shuttle programmissions (three on "Columbia" and one each on "Endeavour" and "Discovery") and logged 1512 hours in space. In her last mission on "Discovery" in 1999, she performed an extra-vehicular activityfor about eight hours. [ [http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/jernigan.html NASA official biography] ]
She is married to astronaut
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