Owen Garriott is an American astronaut who was born on November 22, 1930,
Before he became an astronaut, Owen Garriott was a professor in
Owen Garriott became an astronaut in 1965. He has spent over 1675 hours
in space on 2 spaceflights.
In 1973, Garriott flew aboard the second Skylab mission. During this 60
day mission, the crew performed observations of the sun and several
medical experiments. Garriott made his second flight aboard Spacelab 1
in 1983. Over 70 experiments were performed during this mission,
including material and life sciences.
Garriott left NASA in 1986. He has since become vice-president of
Teledyne Engineer and has authored a textbook.
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