Stuart Roosa

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Stuart A. Roosa
Stuart Allen Roosa.jpg
Roosa in 1971
Born(1933-08-16)August 16, 1933
DiedDecember 12, 1994(1994-12-12) (aged 61)
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
Other namesStuart Allen Roosa
Alma materOklahoma State
University of Arizona
CU-Boulder, B.S. 1960
AwardsNASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Space career
NASA astronaut
Previous occupation
Fighter pilot, test pilot
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel, USAF
Time in space
9d 00h 01m
Selection1966 NASA Group 5
MissionsApollo 14
Mission insignia
Apollo 14-insignia.png
RetirementFebruary 1, 1976
Signature
StuartORoosaSignature.jpg

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.[1]

Roosa died of pancreatitis in Falls Church, Virginia on December 12, 1994 at the age of 61.

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