|Born||April 20, 1945|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Fairleigh Dickinson University (B.S., B.Eng, M.S.)|
University of Virginia (Ph.D.)
|Space Adventures Tourist|
Time in space
|9d 21h 15m|
|Missions||Soyuz TMA-7 / Soyuz TMA-6|
|Thesis||The fcc-bcc transformation in thin iron films. (1970)|
|Doctoral advisor||William A. Jesser|
Gregory Hammond Olsen (born April 20, 1945) is an American businessman, engineer and scientist. In October 2005, he became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip to the International Space Station with the company Space Adventures.
References[change | change source]
- Carroll, Kathleen. "FDU renames engineering school after $5M gift"[permanent dead link], The Record (Bergen County), May 4, 2006. Accessed June 9, 2007. "About 200 people gathered at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Wednesday to celebrate the university's largest-ever gift and the renaming of one of its schools. Alumnus and trustee Gregory Olsen, the world's third civilian astronaut and the founder of two fiber-optics companies, was greeted with a standing ovation..."
Other websites[change | change source]
- Greg Olsen, Official Web Site GHO Ventures, LLC
- 'Space tourist' blasts off to ISS – BBC, 1 October 2005
- 'Space tourist' arrives at Space Station – BBC, 3 October 2005
- Trek to Space Station Is 'A Dream Come True'
- Spacefacts biography of Gregory Olsen
- Pictures and narrative of the Soyuz TMA-7 launch
- Human Presence in Space International Forum