James Reilly, II

(b. 1954)

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(1954– )

US astronaut. He flew with the Endeavour space shuttle mission in January 1998 that docked with the Russian space station Mir for the fifth and last exchange of an astronaut. In July 2001, he flew aboard Atlantis to install a new airlock module on the International Space Station. He has logged over 517 hours in space, with three space walks totalling over 16 hours. He later moved to the Astronaut Office to lead shuttle training, and was assigned to a flight in 2003 that was postponed because of the Columbia space shuttle disaster. Reilly was selected as an astronaut in 1994.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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