Ross, Jerry Lynn, 1948-
Jerry Lynn Ross (b. January 20, 1948, Crown Point, Indiana) is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the joint record holder for most spaceflights. Ross is the author of Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer (Purdue University Press, 2013) with John Norberg. In March 2014 it was announced "Spacewalker" will be available in a French translation through the specialist aerospace publisher Altipresse.
Name: Ross, Jerry Lynn (1948 -); Jerry L. Ross was born in Crown Point, Indiana on January 20, 1948; married Karen Sue Pearson on January 25, 1970; Received BS (1970) and MS (1972) in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University; Air Force ROTC student at Purdue and received his commission upon graduation; entered active duty with the Air Force and was assigned to the Aero-Propulsion Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; graduated from United States Air Force Test Pilot School’s Flight Test Engineer Course in 1976; selected to be an astronaut in May 1980; member of Shuttle Atlantis; was the first human to be launched into space seven times; retired from Air Force in 2000 and from NASA in 2012.