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Barbara Schwartz October 28, 1993

Release: 93-083 Noon CDT

GRUNSFELD NAMED TO STS-67 ASTRO-2 CREW

John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., will be a mission specialist on the Astro-2 mission scheduled for late 1994 aboard Columbia. Astro-2 is a mission to study the far ultraviolet spectra of faint astronomical objects using imaging and spectroscopy and to study the polarization of ultraviolet light coming from hot stars and galaxies. Tamara E. Jernigan, Ph.D., was named payload commander for the mission in August 1993.

Grunsfeld, 35, is a member of the astronaut class of 1992, and this is his first flight assignment. He received a bachelor of science degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980, a master of science degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in physics from the University of Chicago in 1984 and 1988, respectively. Grunsfeld was born in Chicago, Illinois.

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