Christopher John Nicholas Holmes Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Birth Date: 10 July 1950. Birth City: London. Birth Country: UK. Nationality: British. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 01 March 1984. Date Departed: 31 December 1985. Number of Flights: 0. Comments: Selected in 1985 to be backup to Peter Longhurst on Shuttle Flight STS-71C Mission Skynet-.4B &
ASC-2. Flight Log
STS-71-C - - 1987 January - Assignment: Proposed Backup Crew.
Planned shuttle mission for deployment of commercial communications satellites. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.