|Edward George Gibson
Born November 8, 1936, in Buffalo, New
Married to Julie Anne Volk
High School Kenmore (New York) Senior High
Bachelor of Science in Engineering University of
Master of Science in Engineering California
Institute of Technology, 1960
Doctorate in Engineering with a Minor in Physics
California Institute of Technology, 1964
Honorary Doctorate of Science University of
Honorary Doctorate of Science Wagner College,
While at Caltech, he was a research assistant in the
field of jet propulsion and classical physics.
Published papers in the fields of plasma physics and
Senior research scientist with the Applied Research
Laboratories of Philco Corporation at Newport Beach,
California, from 1964 to 1965. Did research on lasers and
the optical breakdown of gases.
Wrote a textbook in solar physics entitled The Quiet
Sun, published in 1965.
Selected as a scientist-astronaut in June 1965.
Completed a 53-week course in flight training at Williams
Air Force Base in Arizona, and earned his Air Force
Member of the astronaut support crew and CAPCOM for
Participated in the design and testing of many
elements of the Skylab
Science-pilot of Skylab
IV, the final manned mission to Skylab, November 16,
1973-February 8, 1974.
Left NASA in December 1974 to do research on Skylab
solar physics data as a senior staff scientist with the
Aerospace Corporation of Los Angeles, California.
Consultant to ERNO Raumfahrttechnik GmbH, in West
Germany, on Spacelab design, 1976-1977.
Returned to the Astronaut Office in March 1977.
Started Gibson International Corp., which provides
consulting services on program management, market
development and space infrastructure design and
operations, in October 1990.
fellow, American Astronautical Society
member, American Institute of Aeronautics and
member, Tau Beta Pi
member, Sigma Xi
member, Theta Chi
member, Seniors Track Club
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation Fellowship
R.C. Baker Fellowship, California Institute of Technology
Johnson Space Center Certificate of Commendation (1970)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1974)
City of New York Gold Medal (1974)
Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1973 (1974)
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for 1975 (1975)
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's De La Vaulx
Medal for 1974 (1975)
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's V.M. Komarov
Diploma for 1974 (1975)
American Astronautical Society's 1975 Flight Achievement
AIAA Haley Astronautics Award for 1975 (1976)
Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation (1976)
Johnson Space Center Special Achievement Award (1978)
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