Sponable, Jess Mitchell
(1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987.
Bachelor of science in physics from USAF Institute of Technology, 1978. Master of science in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, 1982. Worked in the SDI Program. From 1997 Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. From November 1998, Universal Space Lines, Newport Beach, California.
Birth Place: Madrid.
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1982 September 1 -
- DoD Astronaut Training Group 2 selected. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Armor; Booen; Holder; James; Jones, Charles; LaComb; Mantz; Odle; Pailes; Puz; Roberts; Sponable; Thompson, David; Yeakel. The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF 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.. 14 were selected from 63 candidates.
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