Stuart Roosa


Photo courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, nasa.gov (accessed January 16, 2013).

Date of Birth: August 16, 1933

Oklahoma Connection: As a boy, he and his family moved from Colorado to Claremore, Oklahoma, where he attended high school.

Missions:
Apollo 14

As a boy, Stuart Roosa always wanted to be a pilot when he grew up. As a teenager, he worked for the US Forest Service fighting fires. He later joined the US Air Force. He served as the Command Module Pilot on Apollo 14, which went to the moon. Roosa orbited the moon while the other two astronauts walked on the moon. He spent 217 hours in space, thirty-three of which were spent orbiting the moon. Roosa died on December 12, 1994.


The Apollo 14 command module with astronaut Stuart A. Roosa landing in the Pacific Ocean.
Photo courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, nasa.gov (accessed January 16, 2013).

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