Gregory Olsen

Astronaut

1945 –

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Who is Gregory Olsen?

Gregory Hammond "Greg" Olsen is an American entrepreneur, engineer and scientist who, in October 2005, became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip to the International Space Station with the company Space Adventures.

Olsen was the co-founder and chairman of Sensors Unlimited Inc., a company developing optoelectronic devices such as sensitive near-infrared and shortwave-infrared cameras. One of Sensors Unlimited's major customers is NASA. Currently, Olsen is President of GHO Ventures, LLC, in Princeton, New Jersey, where he manages his angel investments, South African winery, Montana ranch, and performs numerous speaking engagements to encourage childrenespecially minority and female children – to consider careers in science or engineering. He also is a physics professor at Rider University.

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Born
Apr 20, 1945
Brooklyn
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Physics
    ( - 1966)
  • PhD, University of Virginia
    Materials Science
    ( - 1971)
  • Ridgefield Park High School
    ( - 1962)
  • Bachelor of Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1968)
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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