James Voss
Scholar in Residence
BioServe Space Technologies

Office Location: AERO 317

Focus Area

Bioastronautics, Human Spaceflight


Honorary PhD, University of Colorado, 2000
MS, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1974
BS, Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, 1972

Professional Experience

2009 – Present, Scholar in Residence Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2008 – 2009, Director of Advanced Programs, Sierra Nevada Corporation
2007 – 2008, Vice President of Engineering, SpaceDev, Inc
2005 – 2007, Vice President of Space Exploration Systems, Transformational Space Corporation
2004 & 2005 Summer Sessions, Visiting Professor, University of Colorado
2003 – 2005, Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University
2002 – 2003, Deputy for Flight Operations, Mission Integration and Operations Office, International Space Station Program, NASA
1987 – 2002, Astronaut, NASA/US Army
     • STS-44, STS-53, STS-69, STS-101, ISS Expedition 2
1984 – 1987, Vehicle Integration Test Engineer, NASA/ US Army
1981 – 1984, Flight Test Engineer, US Army
1978 – 1981, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanics, US Military Academy,
1972 – 1978, Army Officer, US Army

Awards (selected)

AIAA Haley Space Flight Award (2016)
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2013)
Southeastern Conference Story of Character (2008)
Auburn University Distinguished Auburn Engineer (2006)
Outstanding Faculty Member, Aerospace Engineering Dept, Auburn University (2005)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow (2005)
Distinguished Summer Faculty, University of Colorado (2004)
University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (2003)
National Aeronautic Association Gagarin Gold Medal (2003)
Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame (2002)
National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice (2002)
Distinguished Veteran Award, City of Auburn, AL (2002)
Honorary Doctorate from the University of Colorado (2001)
NASA Space Flight Medal (2001)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2001)
NASA Space Flight Medal (2000)
U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal (1999)
Auburn University Department of Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award (1996)
NASA Outstanding Leadership Award (1996)
NASA Space Flight Medal (1995)
NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1994)
NASA Space Flight Medal (1993)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1993)
Defense Superior Service Medal (1992)
NASA Space Flight Medal (1992)
Outstanding Student Award, US Naval Test Pilot School (1983)
William P. Clements, Jr. Award, Outstanding Professor at the U.S. Military Academy (1982)
Meritorious Service Medal (1982)
NASA Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (1980)
Commandant's List - Infantry Officer Advanced Course (1979)
Army Commendation Medal (1978)
Honor Graduate and Leadership Award – US Army Ranger School (1975)
Distinguished Graduate – US Army Infantry Officer Basic Course (1974)
US Army Graduate Fellowship (1972)