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taneal1
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posted 02-06-2018 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taneal1   Click Here to Email taneal1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to his NASA bio, Jim Wetherbee flew a total of six spacee shuttle missions, with five as commander. Has anyone else tied or exceeded his total of five landings?

Mike Dixon
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posted 02-07-2018 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim holds the record.

David C
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posted 02-07-2018 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike's right, its Jim Wetherbee.

Although many pilots had an opportunity to sample the controls, only the commanders actually landed. Kent Rominger has the most hours on type, but that's not stated by NASA, you have to do the math yourself, and its not completely straight forward.

MCroft04
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posted 02-07-2018 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the pleasure to meet Jim at the 2017 Space Rendezvous, and he is a very nice and impressive person. He spoke with us for hours on several different occasions.

I picked up a copy of his book "Controlling Risk." It's a pretty heavy read where he outlines his techniques for Operating Excellence. Apparently some of his fellow astronauts felt he went a bit overboard on safety, but I really liked his book and fully understand his reasons for being so safety conscious; he wanted to keep living.

He also played a pivotal role in the recovery of Columbia.

I hope he comes back to future ASF events!

randy
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posted 02-07-2018 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Weatherbee at the 2001 Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He was with Max-Q. He was pretty good on the guitar. Of course, I just happened to get all of their autographs while I was there. What a great experience!

taneal1
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posted 02-17-2018 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for taneal1   Click Here to Email taneal1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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