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|Owen K. Garriott
Born November 22, 1930, in Enid, Oklahoma.
Married Helen Mary Walker
High School Enid High School
Electronics officer on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1956.
Completed U.S.Air Force Pilot Training Program in 1960.
Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1961 to 1965. In these capacities he performed research and led graduate studies in ionospheric physics. Authored or co-authored more than 45 scientific papers, chapters, and one book, principally in areas of the physical sciences.
Selected as an astronaut in 1965.
Flew on Skylab III, July 28-September 25, 1973.
Deputy, Acting and Director of Science and Applications at Johnson Space Center, 1974-1975, 1976-1978.
Flew on Spacelab I, a multidisciplinary and international laboratory carried in the cargo hold of Space Shuttle Challenger, November 28-December 8, 1983. Operated the world's first amateur radio station from space, W5LFL, which has since expanded into an important activity on subsequent Shuttle flights, as well as on the Soviet Space Station Mir and the International Space Station.
Project Scientist in the Space Station Project Office, 1984-1986.
Left NASA in June 1986.
Consulted for various aerospace companies and served on several NASA and National Research Council Committees.
Vice-President of Space Programs at Teledyne Brown Engineering, 1988-1993. This division provided payload integration for all Spacelab projects at Marshall Space Flight Center, and also played a major role in the development of the U.S. Laboratory for the International Space Station.
Co-founded the Enid (Oklahoma) Arts and Sciences Foundation in 1992.
Adjunct Professor in the Laboratory for Structural Biology at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Has participated in research activities there involving microbes recovered from extreme environments such as very alkaline lakes and deep sea hydrothermal vents. Has also made three trips to Antarctica to recover some 20 meteorites.
fellow, American Astronautical Society
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation Fellowship
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