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)
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
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". Retrieved Oct 23, 2017.

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