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John L. Phillips Jesse Russell

John L. Phillips

Jesse Russell

Published February 28th 2012
ISBN : 9785510784169
Paperback
102 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John Lynch Phillips, PhD (born April 15, 1951) is a NASA astronaut. Phillips is also a retired Captain of the United States Navy Reserve. Phillips has received numerous awards and special honors. He is aMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John Lynch Phillips, PhD (born April 15, 1951) is a NASA astronaut. Phillips is also a retired Captain of the United States Navy Reserve. Phillips has received numerous awards and special honors. He is a National Merit Scholar, graduated 2nd in his class of 906 people at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972. Phillips has also been awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the Gagarin Medal and several others. Phillips has logged over 4,400 flight hours and 250 aircraft carrier landings, flying an A-7 during his time as a Navy reservist from 1982 to 2002. At the time of his retirement, Phillips had retained the rank of Captain.