Portrait of Tamara Jernigan
Tamara Jernigan is an American astronaut who was born on May 7, 1959, in
Jernigan became an astronaut in 1985. She has spent over 1227 hours in
space on four spaceflights.
In 1991, Jernigan flew aboard STS-40. Jernigan made her second spaceflight
in 1992 aboard STS-52. The crew studied the Earth.
In 1995, she flew aboard STS-67. The crew studied deep
space objects. Jernigan made her last flight in 1996 aboard STS-80.
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