James (Jim) Shelton Voss 
Naissance : 3 mars 1949, à Cordova, Alabama, États-Unis.
Antécédent : Ingénieur de l'Armée américaine.
Sélection : 5 juin 1987: douzième détachement d'astronautes de la NASA 
1e vol : STS 44 6 j. 22 h. 52 min. Spécialiste de mission
2e vol : STS 53 7 j. 07 h. 20 min. Spécialiste de mission 2 (MS2)
3e vol : STS 69 10 j. 20 h. 28 min. Commandant de charge (PC)
Spécialiste de mission 1 (MS1)
4e vol : STS 101 9 j. 20 h. 09 min. Spécialiste de mission 3 (MS3)
5e vol : ISS Expédition 2 167 j. 06 h. 41 min. Ingénieur de vol 1
Total : 202 j. 05 h. 30 min.
Temps à bord d'ISS STS 101 3 j. 08 h. 08 min.
ISS Expédition 2 164 j. 04 h. 39 min.
Total: 167 j. 12 h. 47 min.
Sortie spatiale :
1) STS 69 16 sep 95 6 h. 46 min. 30ème sortie d'un orbiteur 
2) STS 101 22 mai 00 6 h. 44 min. 5ème sortie du programme ISS 
3) STS 102 10 mar 01 8 h. 56 min. 17ème sortie du programme ISS 
4) ISS Expédition 2 8 jun 01 19 min. 21ème sortie du programme ISS 
Total 22 h. 45 min.
Retraite : Actif.
Décès :
Remarques :
RSC Energia bio James Shelton VOSS 

ISS-2 Flight Engineer
NASA Astronaut (Col. U.S. Army, retired)
Lindon. B. Johnson Space Center, USA

March 3, 1949 in Cordoba, Alabama, but he sees Opelica, Alabama as his native town.

In 1972 he graduated from Auburn University, and in 1974 Colorado University in Boulder at a scholarship granter by the U.S. Army. In 1974 he finished the infantry officer initial training courses (cum laude), in 1975 he graduated from the airborne school and special service school (cum laude and award for leadership). In 1983 he finished the U.S. Navy test-pilot school in Patthewcsent River and staff college of the armed forces at Norfolk navy base, Virginia.

FAMILY STATUS: Married, has a daughter.

He has a bachelor's and master's degree of aerospace technology (1972 and 1974).

Flights and woodwork, skis and skin-diving, softball and amateur airplane building, was a wrestling all-star in Auburn University.

After coming back to the USA from service in West Germany, where he served as a platoon leader commander, staff reconnaissance officer, company commander, for three years Voss worked as a teacher at the chair of mechanics in the military academy in West-Point.
Following his studies in the U.S. Navy test-pilot school in Patthewcsent River, he was directed to the Flight-Engineering Center of the U.S. Army, in which he served as a test-engineer. In 1984 he was directed to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he worked as a testing engineer.
In June 1987 he was enlisted to the NASA astronaut team (12th recruitment). In 1988 he finished a general space training course and was qualified as a mission specialist.
From March 1996 through December 1997 he had training at Yu. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center as a backup (M. Foule, then A. Thomas) for flying to the Mir Space Station under NASA-5 and NASA-7 programs.
J. Voss performed four space flights.
The first flight from November 24 to December 1, 1991 on Atlantis (STS-44).
The second flight in December 2 -9, 1992 on Discovery (STS-53).
The third flight in September 7 -18, 1995 as a payload operations manager on Endevour (STS-69) with SPARTAN platform. During this flight he made an egress into space.
The forth flight in May 19 - 29, 2000 on Atlantis (STS-101).
On November 17, 1997 J. Voss was appointed a member of the ISS-2 prime crew and in 1998 started training with Yu. Usachev and S. Helms.

Voir aussi :
Fiche biographique de la NASA
Fiche de l'Encyclopedia Astronautica de Mark Wade
Les Explorateurs de l'espace Les conquérants de l'Espace 
par ordre d'atteinte de l'orbite
Les envolées habitées:
1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
© Claude Lafleur, 2007
Les Dossiers Espace Espace 101 La Librairie virtuelle Spacecrafts encyclopedia