|Gerald Paul Carr
Born August 22, 1932, in
Denver Colorado; raised in Santa Ana, California.
Married JoAnn Petrie
Children Jennifer Anne (born July 31,
1955), Jamee Adele and Jeffrey Ernest (born July 3,
1958), John Christian (born April 4, 1962), Jessica
Louise and Joshua Lee (born March 12, 1964)
Married Patricia L. Musick, 1979
High School Santa Ana High
Bachelor of Engineering in
Mechanical Engineering University of Southern
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1961
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Princeton University, 1962
Honorary Doctorate of Science in Aeronautical
Engineering Parks College of Saint Louis University,
Joined the U.S. Navy in 1949.
Appointed a midshipman in 1950 in the University of
Southern California's NROTC program.
Received his commission and reported to the U.S. Marine
Corps Officers' Basic School at Quantico, Virginia, upon
graduation in 1954.
Received flight training at Pensacola, Florida, and
Assigned to Marine All-Weather-Fighter-Squadron 114 from
1962 to 1965.
Selected as an astronaut in April 1966.
Initially assigned to the test directors section of
Marine Air Control Squadron Three, a unit responsible for
the testing and evaluation of the Marine Tactical Data
Member of the astronaut support crews
and CAPCOM for Apollo VIII and Apollo XII.
Involved in the development and testing
of the lunar roving vehicle.
Commander of Skylab IV, the last manned visit to the Skylab Orbital
Workshop, November 16, 1973-February 8, 1974.
He was the first rookie astronaut to command a
mission since Frank Borman
on Gemini 7.
Accompanied on the record-setting 34.5-million-mile
flight by Science Pilot Edward Gibson
and Pilot William
Gerald Carr 'balances' William
Pogue on his finger while aboard Skylab
Became head of the design support
group, within the astronaut office, responsible for
providing crew support, in mid-1977.
Retired from the Marine Corps in
September 1975 and from NASA in June 1977.
Senior Consultant on Special Staff to
the President of Applied Research, Inc., of Los Angeles,
Manager of the University of Texas
300-inch Telescope Project, 1983-1985.
Founded CAMUS, Incorporated, in 1984.
Was a major contributor as a technical support
subcontractor to the Boeing Company in the crew systems
design of the International Space Station.
fellow, American Astronautical Society
former director, Sunsat Energy Council
former director, Houston POPS Orchestra
director, National Space Society
member, Marine Corps Association
member, Marine Corps Aviation Association
member, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots
member, The Order of Daedalians
member, National Society of Professional Engineers
member, University of Southern California Alumni
member, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
Awards and Honors
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
Letter of Commendation from the Commander of Carrier
NASA Group Achievement Award (1971)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1974)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1974)
Navy Astronaut Wings (1974)
City of Chicago Gold Medal (1974)
University of Southern California Alumni Merit Award
Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1973 (1974)
City of New York Gold Medal (1974)
Marine Corps Aviation Association's Exceptional
Achievement Award (1974)
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy (1975)
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's Gold Space Medal
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's De La Vaulx
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's V.M. Komarov
Diploma for 1974
AIAA Haley Astronautics Award for 1974
American Astronautical Society's 1975 Flight Achievement
induction into Astronaut Hall of Fame (1997)
Astronaut Biographies www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/carr-gp.html
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