|Jack Robert Lousma
Born February 29,
1936, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Married Gratia Kay
High School Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical
Engineering University of Michigan, 1959
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1965
Honorary Doctorate of Astronautical Science
University of Michigan, 1973
Honorary Doctor of Science Hope College,
Honorary Doctor of Science in Business
Administration Cleary College, 1986
Reconnaissance pilot with the
2nd Marine Air Wing, at Cherry Point, North
Became a Marine Corps officer
Received his wings in 1960.
Assigned to the 2nd Marine Air Wing as an attack
pilot. Subsequently assigned to the 1st Marine
Air Wing, at Iwakuni, Japan.
Selected as an astronaut in
Member of the astronaut support
crews for Apollo IX, X, and XIII.
Pilot for Skylab
III, July 28-September
25, 1973. Spent 11 hours on spacewalks outside
the station, a new record. This mission
accomplished 150% of mission goals.
Backup docking module pilot of
the United States flight crew for the
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 1975.
Spacecraft commander on STS-3,
the third orbital test flight of Space Shuttle Columbia,
March 22-30, 1982.
Left NASA in 1983.
fellow, American Astronautical
member, Society of the Sigma Xi
member, University of Michigan "M" Club
member, Officer's Christian Fellowship
member, Association of Space Explorers
Awards and Honors
Johnson Space Center
Certificate of Commendation (1970)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1973)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1974)
Navy Astronaut Wings (1974)
City of Chicago Gold Medal (1974)
Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1973 (1974)
Marine Corps Aviation Association's Exceptional
Achievement Award (1974)
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's V.M.
Komarov Diploma for 1973 (1974)
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for 1975
AIAA Octave Chanute Award for 1975 (1975)
AAS Flight Achievement Award for 1974 (1975)
induction into International Space Hall of Fame
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1982)
Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal
NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (1983)
induction into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame
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