He was born December 12, 1964 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His education includes a B.S., Aerospace Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1987 and an M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996. Ham completed two deployments to the Mediterranean Sea including combat missions over North Iraq and Bosnia. He has logged a total 25 days, 12 hours, 41 minutes and 9 seconds in space.
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