Stuart A. Roosa
|Born||August 16, 1933|
Durango, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||December 12, 1994 (aged 61)|
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Other names||Stuart Allen Roosa|
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State|
University of Arizona
CU-Boulder, B.S. 1960
|Fighter pilot, test pilot|
Time in space
|9d 00h 01m|
|Selection||1966 NASA Group 5|
|Retirement||February 1, 1976|
Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), (Col., USAF), was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. He was the third mission to land astronauts (Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell) on the Moon.
While Shepard and Mitchell spent two days on the lunar surface, Roosa made experiments from orbit in the Command Module Kitty Hawk.
He was one of 24 men to travel to the Moon, which he orbited 34 times.
Roosa died of pancreatitis in Falls Church, Virginia on December 12, 1994 at the age of 61.
References[change | change source]