James Craig Adamson

(b. 1946)

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(1946– )

A US astronaut employed 1981–92 at mission control in the Johnson Space Center. He flew on two space shuttle missions: an 80-orbit flight in Columbia in August 1989 and a 142-orbit mission aboard Atlantis in August 1991.

Adamson was selected as an astronaut in 1984 and remained at NASA until 1992, after which he continued as a management consultant and member of the NASA Advisory Council. In 1994 he became an executive vice-president of the Lockheed company (later Lockheed Martin).

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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