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James Van Hoften

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Birthday ***, 1944
Place of Birth California
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
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James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften, Ph.D. is an American civil and hydraulic engineer, retired U.S. Navy officer and aviator, and a former astronaut for NASA.

Nationality American
Status Retired
Born June 11, 1944, Fresno, California, U.S.
Other names James Dougal Adrianus van Hoften
Other occupation Naval aviator, engineer
Alma mater UC Berkeley (B.S.) 1966, CSU (M.S. 1968, Ph.D. 1976)
Time in space 14d 01h 57m
Selection 1978 NASA Group 8
Total EVAs 4
Total EVA time 21 hours 57 minutes
Missions STS-41-C, STS-51-I
Retirement August 1, 1986
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About James Van Hoften

Retired NASA astronaut who served as mission specialist on two Space Shuttle missions.

James Van Hoften before fame

He was a pilot in the U.S. Navy and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Achievement of James Van Hoften

He logged 22 hours of EVA (extra-vehicular activity).

James Van Hoften family life

He married and had three children.

Associations of James Van Hoften

He, like Apollo astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, was a Navy pilot.

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Latest information about James Van Hoften updated on April 04 2021.