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Meet Astronaut and Author Jim Wetherbee

Former NASA astronaut Jim Wetherbee, the only American astronaut to have commanded five space missions, shares stories of Apollo 8 and what it took to get the first astronauts around the moon and back. In 1984, Jim was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over his 20-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. His book Controlling Risk in a Dangerous World was published in 2017.