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Jeffrey S. Ashby


Ashby was born June 16, 1954 in Dallas, Texas. Raised in the Colorado mountains. Not married. Recreational interests include skiing, backpacking, fly fishing. Graduated from Evergreen High School, Evergreen, Colorado in 1972. Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho, 1976. Master of science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee, 1993.

Selected by NASA in December 1994, Ashby reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. In his most recent technical assignment he served as an assistant to the Director, Flight Crew Operations. Ashby will serve as pilot on the crew of STS-93 scheduled for launch aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in April, 1999. The 5-day mission will feature the deployment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, also known as the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF). Chandra will enable scientists to conduct comprehensive studies of exotic phenomena in our universe including exploding stars, quasars, and black holes.

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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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