Owen K. Garriott

Astronaut

1930 –

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Who is Owen K. Garriott?

Owen Kay Garriott, Ph.D. is a former NASA astronaut who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a space shuttle mission in 1983.

He is the father of Robert Garriott and fellow spacefarer Richard Garriott, with whom he helped found Origin Systems.

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Born
Nov 22, 1930
Enid
Also known as
  • Owen Garriott
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Oklahoma
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1953)
  • Master of Science, Stanford University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1957)
  • Doctorate, Stanford University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1960)
  • Enid High School
Employment
  • NASA
    (1965 - 1986)
  • Assistant, Associate Professor, Stanford University
    (1961 - 1965)
  • Acting Director of Science and Applications, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
    (1974 - 1975)
  • Project Scientist, Space Station Project Office
    (1984 - 1986)
  • NASA Fellowship, Stanford University
    (1975 - 1976)
  • Director of Science and Applications, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
    (1976 - 1978)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Vice President of Space Programs, Teledyne Brown Engineering
    (1988 - 1993)
Lived in
  • Oklahoma
  • Enid

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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