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NASA-12 astronaut group, 1987
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NASA Group 12 - 1987
NASA Group 12 - 1987
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Gaffers (acronym for 'George Abbey Final Fifteen' - the last group selected with George Abbey as Director of Flight Crew Operations). The class motto: 'What's the rush?' since there was expected to be along wait for flights after the Challenger disaster.

AKA: Gaffers. Date: 1987.


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Voss American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1987-2003. US Army

Melnick American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1987-1992.

Reightler American test pilot astronaut 1987-1995.

Akers American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1987-1997.

Readdy American test pilot astronaut 1987-2005.

Runco American meteorologist mission specialist astronaut 1987-2002.

McMonagle American test pilot astronaut 1987-1997.

Davis American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1987-1999. Engineer, was married to astronaut Mark Lee, part of first married couple to fly in space together.

Chilton American test pilot astronaut 1987-1998.

Allen, Andy American test pilot astronaut 1987-1997. US Marine Corps

Brown American test pilot astronaut 1987-1999. Flew in space six times.

Harbaugh American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1987-2001.

Jemison American physician mission specialist astronaut 1987-1993. Physician. First African-American woman to fly in space.

Bowersox American test pilot astronaut 1987-2006.

Foale British-American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1987-2013. Flew in space six times. Appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Operations in 2004. 373 cumulative days in space.

Family: Astronaut.

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