Russell Schweickart


Full Name: Russell Louis “Rusty” Schweickart
Born: October 25, 1935 in Neptune, NJ
Joined NASA: October 17, 1963
Left NASA: July 1, 1979
Space Flights: 1
Time in Space: 10 days, 1 hour, 1 minute
Number of EVAs: 1
Total EVA Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes


Apollo 9
March 3-13, 1969
Assignment: Lunar Module Pilot
Flight Duration: 10 days, 1 hour, 1 minute

Skylab 2
Assignment: Back-up Commander

Skylab 4
Assignment: Capcom


B.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, MIT, 1956
M.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, MIT, 1963

Following graduation served as a pilot in the USAF and Air National Guard from 1956 to 1963.

Worked at MIT, as a research scientist in the Experimental Astronomy Laboratory until selection by NASA.

Perormed first extravehicular test of the Apollo PLSS(Portable Life Support System) during the Apollo 9 mission in March 1969.

Following the Skylab program, moved to NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. as Director of User Affairs in the Office of Applications.

Later assistant to Governor Jerry Brown as a science and technology advisor in California.

1979, retired from NASA and named Chairman of the California Energy Commission.

Later, President, Aloha Networks Inc., then President, NRS Communications Inc.

Currently Executive Vice President of CTA Commercial Systems.

Founder and Past President of ASE (the Association of Space Explorers).


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