NASA’s Frequent Flier

After logging nearly 1,400 hours in orbit, Jerry Ross reflects on spaceflight past and future.

Jerry Ross during an unplanned spacewalk to fix the balky Compton Gamma Ray Observatory on his third mission in 1991. (NASA)

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What is your favorite junk food?

Malted-milk balls. In fact, I’ve had them packaged and launched for me in our fresh-food locker on every one of my flights.

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