Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


John Thomas


John Cox

Personal data

Birthdate:  21.05.1944
Birthplace:  New York City
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978 (as astronaut candidate)
Day of death:  10.03.2012
Place of death:  ?

Additional information

Ph.D.; at the time of his selection assigned at NASA / JSC, Houston, Texas; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection; during his career he was "Granite Flight" as a Shuttle director from the start of the program until roughly the late 80's; later NASA Deputy Director, Program and Operations, Space Station Freedom Program and then eventual director of the project until it moved back down to Houston from Reston, VA. At that point he retired from NASA and started working in the private sector.


Last update on April 30, 2018.