Robert James Wood Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Three. Birth Date: 26 June 1957. Birth City: Fitchburg. Birth State: Massachusetts. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 01 March 1985. Date Departed: 31 December 1985. Number of Flights: 0. Comments: McDonnell-Douglas employee; Commercial PS Selection 1 on June 26, 1983; backup to Charles Walker on STS-51D; assigned to fly on STS-61H. Flight Log
STS-61-M - - 1986 July - Assignment: Proposed Prime Crew.
Planned TDRS/IUS deployment shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.
STS-71-D - - 1987 February - Assignment: Proposed Prime Crew.
Planned shuttle mission for deployment of commercial communications satellites. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.