Jernigan, Tamara Elizabeth, 1959-

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Tamara Jernigan was born May 7, 1959, in Chattanooga, TN. She received degrees from Stanford University (BS, 1981; MS 1983), University of California, Berkeley (MA, 1985) and Rice University (PhD, 1988). Jernigan began working at NASA as a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center from June 1981 until July 1985; she became an astronaut in 1986. She flew on five Space Shuttle program missions and logged 1512 hours in space. After retiring from NASA in 2001, Jernigan has been working as Assistant Associate Director for Physics and Advanced Technologies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She is married to fellow astronaut Peter Wisoff.

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JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 7 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-40 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-67 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Ellington Field research collection MS 547., 1917-2009 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
referencedIn STS-40 Jellyfish Experiment - Tamara Jernigan Original Narration United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 7 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
STS-96 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - Astronaut Tammy Jernigan EVA OPayload Specialist Training in WET-F United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 3 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-52 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 1 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 2 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-80 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 6 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 5 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-40 Tammy Jernigan in Spacelab - Building 36 (Jellyfish Experiment) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Stanford University, Department of Physics, senior honors theses, 1978-2009 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Space Transportation System STS-52 Training: Food tasting United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (MS) - 1985 Astronaut Candidates' Water Survival Training at Brian Duffy, Jerome Apt, Michael Baker, Charles Gemar, Linda Godwin, Terence Henricks, Richard Hieb, Tamara Jernigan, Carl Meade, Stephen Oswald, and Stephen Thorne: 4 of 7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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employeeOf Ames Research Center corporateBody
memberOf Columbia (Spacecraft) corporateBody
memberOf Discovery (Spacecraft) corporateBody
memberOf Endeavour (Space shuttle) corporateBody
employeeOf Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory corporateBody
employeeOf Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center corporateBody
associatedWith Morrow, Kathryn Black corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Rice University. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Stanford university corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Physics. corporateBody
employeeOf United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of California at Berkeley corporateBody
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Chattanooga TN US
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Astrophysicists
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Birth 1959-05-07

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