Remembering Huntsville Astronaut Jan Davis’ First Space Shuttle Flight

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville resident Jan Davis’ first mission in space was NASA’s 50th space shuttle mission on September 12, 1992. The mission traveled over three million miles and Davis and the crew spent more than seven days in space.

Davis began her astronaut career in 1987, providing technical support for space shuttles. She flew on three flights logging over 600 hours in space.

Davis is now retired from NASA. She graduated from Huntsville High School in 1971 and received degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University and UAHuntsville.

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