ISS-2 Flight Engineer
NASA Astronaut (Col. U.S. Army, retired)
Lindon. B. Johnson Space Center, USA
DATA AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
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
FAMILY STATUS: Married, has a daughter.
AWARDS AND RANKS:
He has a bachelor's and master's degree of aerospace technology (1972
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.