Paul J. Weitz

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Paul J. Weitz
Paul Weitz.jpg
Born(1932-07-25)July 25, 1932
DiedOctober 23, 2017(2017-10-23) (aged 85)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesPaul Joseph Weitz
Alma materPenn State, B.S. 1954
NPS, M.S. 1964
OccupationNaval aviator, test pilot
AwardsNASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg Air Medal front.jpg
Space career
NASA Astronaut
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Captain, USN
Time in space
33d 01h 13m
Selection1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
1 hour 36 minutes
MissionsSkylab 2, STS-6
Mission insignia
Skylab1-Patch.png Sts-6-patch.png
RetirementMay 1994

Paul Joseph Weitz (July 25, 1932 – October 23, 2017) was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and former NASA astronaut.

Weitz flew into space twice. He was a member of the three-man crew who flew on Skylab 2, the first manned Skylab mission. He was also Commander of the STS-6 mission, the first of the Space Shuttle Challenger flights.

Weitz died on October 23, 2017 in Flagstaff, Arizona from myelodysplastic syndrome at the age of 85.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bruce, David (Oct 23, 2017). "Erie County astronaut Paul Weitz dies at 85". goerie.com. Retrieved Oct 23, 2017. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)

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