|Edward George Gibson
Born November 8, 1936,
in Buffalo, New York.
Married Julie Anne
High School Kenmore
(New York) Senior High School
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
University of Rochester, 1959
Master of Science in Engineering
California Institute of Technology, 1960
Doctorate in Engineering with a Minor in
Physics California Institute of Technology,
Honorary Doctorate of Science University
of Rochester, 1974
Honorary Doctorate of Science Wagner
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 solar physics.
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
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 wings.
Member of the astronaut support
crew and CAPCOM for Apollo XII.
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,
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
fellow, American Astronautical
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
R.C. Baker Fellowship, California Institute of
Johnson Space Center Certificate of Commendation
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
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 Award (1976)
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
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