George David Low ( born George David Low , February 19, 1956 , Cleveland , Ohio - March 16, 2008 , Reston , Virginia ) is a NASA astronaut .
|George David Lowe|
|George David Low|
|Expeditions||STS-32 , STS-43 , STS-57|
|Date of Birth|
|Place of Birth||Cleveland Ohio|
|Date of death|
|Place of death||Reston , Virginia|
He studied at McLane High School in Virginia , which he graduated in 1974 . After school, he entered the University of Washington and Lee , who graduated in 1978 with a bachelor of science degree in technical physics. After he studied at Cornell University , which he graduated in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.
From March 1980 to June 1984, he worked at the California Institute of Technology in the spacecraft systems development department, the jet propulsion laboratory, and participated in the development of the Galileo probe.
In 1983, he received a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University .
In May 1984, Lowe was enrolled in the NASA astronaut squad as a flight specialist . Beginning in July of that year, he completed a general space training course , which he graduated in June 1985 . Upon completion of training, he received the qualification of a flight specialist and was appointed to the NASA Astronaut Department .
He made three flights into space as a flight specialist.
The first flight was made on the shuttle " STS-32 ". The flight took place from January 9 to January 20, 1990 and its total duration was 10 days 21 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds.
The second flight was made on the shuttle " STS-43 ". The flight took place from January 2 to January 11, 1991 and its total duration was 8 days 21 hours 22 minutes and 25 seconds.
The third flight was made on the shuttle " STS-57 ". During the flight, he once went into outer space ( June 25, 1993 ). The flight took place from June 21 to July 1, 1993 and its total duration was 9 days 23 hours 45 minutes and 59 seconds; total duration of stay in outer space - 5 hours 50 minutes.
He worked in the Office of the shuttle's remote manipulator and the Office of the AEC. Tested and tested the orbital steps at the Kennedy Space Center . He worked as a communications operator with the crew from the Mission Control Center . In 1993, he was appointed a member of the group whose tasks included checking and providing equipment developed in Russia . He also worked on the transition from the Freedom orbital station to the ISS station. Since 1994, he worked as a manager of the Flight Management Division, and since 1995, he became Deputy Head of the NASA Legal Division for Relations with Members of the US Congress .
In February 1996, he left the cosmonaut corps and began working at Orbital Sciences Corporation in a group of launch vehicles .
He was married, wife Joan Endochik. There is one child in the family. He was fond of tennis , running and scuba diving .
He died of cancer on March 16, 2008 . He was buried in the USA, in the state of Virginia, in the city of Sterling, at the Sterling Cemetery cemetery.
- NASA Medal of Excellence
- NASA Medal For Outstanding Leadership
- NASA's Three Space Flight Medals