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Astronaut
    (November 22, 1930-April 15, 2019)
    Selected to NASA's fourth intake of astronauts as a scientist astronaut (1965)
    Member of the SkyLab 3 crew (July 28, 1973-September 25, 1973)
    Flew on STS-9 (SpaceLab 1 mission) (November 28, 1983-December 8, 1983)
    Father of computer game developer Richard Garriott
    He was selected as an astronaut despite never having flown even a plane.
    NASA forced him to attend a year long flight school before he could be considered for space flight rosters.
    He is one of the least known astronauts.
    He operated the first amateur radio station from space.
    He served as CAPCOM during the first Moon landing.
    He served his country in the Navy.
    He surprised veteran pilots in the astronaut program by graduating at the top of his flight school.
    He has held several key positions with both NASA and sat on the boards of several successful corporations.
    He has studied microbes from the Ocean floor and meteorites from Antarctica.
    He carries out charity work in his home town.

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