Rij, Jerry Jerome
(1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Served at Onizuka AFB, California. Retired from the Air Force in 1995. Thereafter worked in private industry in Virginia.
Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering, 1972.
Birth Place: Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.
1979 August 1 -
- DoD Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Casserino; Detroye; Hamel; Higbee; Joseph; Lydon; Payton; Rij; Sefchek; Sundberg; Vidrine; Watterson; Wright. The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF, Navy, or Army officers with bachelor's degree in science or engineering; four years experience in flying or space-related activities. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 13 were selected from 222 candidates. The existence of the group was secret until 1985.
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