|Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.
record-setter for time spent in space;
third man on the Moon; part of first Skylab crew
Born June 2, 1930, in
Died July 8, 1999, from injuries
sustained in a motorcycle accident, in Ojai,
Conrad divorced his first wife.
He was survived by his second wife, Nancy, three
sons and seven grandchildren; one son preceded
him in death.
Primary and Secondary
Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania; Darrow
School, New Lebanon, New York.
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical
Engineering Princeton University, 1953.
Honorary Master of Arts Princeton
Honorary Doctorate of Laws
Lincoln-Wesleyan University, 1970.
Honorary Doctorate of Science Kings
Entered the U.S. Navy after graduating from
Attended the Navy Test Pilot
School at Patuxent River, Maryland, where he was
assigned as a Project Test Pilot.
Also served as a flight instructor and
performance engineer at the school.
Served as an instructor pilot
in F4H Phantoms.
Assigned duty on board the USS Ranger.
Selected as an astronaut by
NASA in September of 1962.
Astronaut on Gemini V, August
21-28, 1965, which established a record
for time spent in space (190 hours 56 minutes).
Commander of Gemini XI, September 12-14, 1966,
which established a world altitude record of 850
Commander of Apollo
XII, the second manned lunar landing,
November 14-22, 1969.
Commander of Skylab
II, the first manned mission to the first
U.S. Space Station, May 25-Jun 22, 1973.
Retired from the Navy in December 1973, after
20 years of service (11 of which were as an
|American Television and
Operations and Chief Operating Officer,
|Douglas Aircraft Company
Senior Vice-President of Marketing,
Senior Vice-President of Marketing and
Product Support, 1982-1984
||Staff Vice-President of
International Business Development,
|McDonnel Douglas Space
||Staff Vice-President of
New Business, 1990-1993
participated in research and
development for the Space Exploration
Initiative, which included projects
related to the return and colonization of
the Moon, construction of Space Station
Freedom, and the exploration of Mars; he
also contributed his expertise on the
Delta Clipper, a single-stage-to-orbit
and return transportation system
Product Development, 1993-death
fellow, American Astronautical
fellow, Society of Experimental Tests Pilots
member,New York Academy of Science
member, American Institute of Aeronautics and
Distinguished Alumnus Award (1965)
U.S. Jaycee's 10 Outstanding Young Men Award
American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement
Pennsylvania's Award for Excellence in Science
and Technology (1967 and 1969)
Rear Admiral William S. Parsons Award for
Scientific and Technical Progress (1970)
Godfrey L. Cabot Award (1970)
Silver Medal of the Union League of Philadelphia
FAI Yuri Gagarin Gold Space Medal (for Apollo 12,
1970, and for Skylab I, 1974))
De La Vaulx Medal (for Apollo 12, 1970, and for
Skylab I, 1974)
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Special Trustees Award (1970)
Federal Aviation Agency's Space Mechanic
Technician Award (1973)
Collier Trophy (1973)
AIAA Haley Astronautics Award (for Skylab I,
Harmon Trophy (1974)
Congressional Medal of Honor (1978)
two NASA Distinguished Service Medals
two NASA Exceptional Service Medals
Navy Astronaut Wings
two Navy Distinguished Service Medals
two Distinguished Flying Crosses
Enshrined in the Aviation Hall
of Fame in 1980.
Astronaut Biographies www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/conrad-c.html
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