Pilot on STS-37 and commander on STS-56 and STS-74. His most recent space flight was STS-74, NASA’s second Space Shuttle mission to rendezvous and dock with MIR, and the first mission to use the Shuttle to assemble a module and attach it to a Space Statio
- His technical assignments have included work on Tethered Satellite Payload
- Russian training in Soyuz and Mir spacecraft
Cameron became an astronaut in June 1985.
His technical assignments have included work on Tethered Satellite Payload, flight software testing in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), launch support activities at Kennedy Space Center, and spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in Mission Control for STS-28,
29,30, 33 & 34.
Management assignments include: Section Chief, for astronaut software testing in SAIL, and astronaut launch support activities; and Operations Assistant to the Hubble Repair Mission Director. Cameron served as the first NASA Director of Operations in Star City, Moscow, where he worked with the Cosmonaut Training Center staff to set up a support system for astronaut operations and training in Star City, and received Russian training in Soyuz and Mir spacecraft systems, and flight training in Russian L-39 aircraft. A veteran of three space flights, Cameron has logged over 561 hours in space.
He served as pilot on STS-37 (April 5-11, 1991), and was the spacecraft commander on STS-56 (April 9-17, 1993) and STS-74 (November 12-20, 1995).