Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


George R.


Personal data

Birthdate:  01.10.1939
Birthplace:  Cincinnati / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978
Day of death:  26.12.2020
Place of death:  ?

Additional information

Ph.D. in astronautical engineering from Princeton and also a Masters degree in physics; was a scientist in the Apollo program prior to selection of group 8; he developed the UV astronomical camera used on the lunar surface by the Apollo 16 crew; he is African-American; at the time of his selection assigned at Naval ResearchLab, Washington, D.C.; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection.


Last update on December 28, 2020.