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Jerry Ross was a NASA Group Leader for the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Working Group. This group was responsible for defining the EVA requirements and the hardware required to support the EVAs.
Ross is a NASA astronaut who has flown 6 times on the Shuttle and has participated in 7 spacewalks.
He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He served as an engineer in the United States Air Force before being selected as an astronaut in 1980.
NASA Biography: Jerry Ross
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