|Owen K. Garriott
Born November 22,
1930, in Enid, Oklahoma.
Married Helen Mary
Children Randall O., Robert K.,
Richard A., Linda S.
High School Enid High
School (graduated 1948)
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Oklahoma, 1953
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, 1957
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical
Engineering Stanford University, 1960
Honorary Doctorate of Science Phillips
Electronics officer on active
duty in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1956.
Completed U.S.Air Force Pilot
Training Program in 1960.
Assistant Professor, then
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical
Engineering, Stanford University, 1961 to 1965.
In these capacities he performed research and led
graduate studies in ionospheric physics. Authored
or co-authored more than 45 scientific papers,
chapters, and one book, principally in areas of
the physical sciences.
Selected as an astronaut in
Flew on Skylab
III, July 28-September
Deputy, Acting and Director of
Science and Applications at Johnson Space Center,
Flew on Spacelab I, a
multidisciplinary and international laboratory
carried in the cargo hold of Space Shuttle Challenger,
November 28-December 8, 1983. Operated the
world's first amateur radio station from space,
W5LFL, which has since expanded into an important
activity on subsequent Shuttle flights, as well
as on the Soviet Space Station Mir and the International Space Station.
Project Scientist in the Space
Station Project Office, 1984-1986.
Left NASA in June 1986.
Consulted for various aerospace
companies and served on several NASA and National
Research Council Committees.
Vice-President of Space
Programs at Teledyne Brown Engineering,
1988-1993. This division provided payload
integration for all Spacelab projects at Marshall
Space Flight Center, and also played a major role
in the development of the U.S. Laboratory for the
International Space Station.
Co-founded the Enid (Oklahoma)
Arts and Sciences Foundation in 1992.
Adjunct Professor in the
Laboratory for Structural Biology at the
University of Alabama at Huntsville. Has
participated in research activities there
involving microbes recovered from extreme
environments such as very alkaline lakes and deep
sea hydrothermal vents. Has also made three trips
to Antarctica to recover some 20 meteorites.
fellow, American Astronautical
associate fellow, American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics
member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic
member, American Geophysical Union
member, American Association for the Advancement
member of Board of Directors, Association of
vice-president and vice-chairman, Astronaut
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1973)
Collier Trophy for 1973
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's V.M.
Komarov Diploma for 1973
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for 1975
induction into Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1980)
induction into Oklahoma Air and Space Hall of
NASA Space Flight Medal (1983)
induction into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (1997)
induction into Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
induction into Enid Public Schools Hall of Fame
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