Roosa, Stuart

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Name
Roosa, Stuart Gender: M
Stuart Allen Roosa
born on 16 August 1933 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Durango, Colorado, 37n17, 107w53
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°52' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°41 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 24°49'



Stuart Roosa

Biography

American military Colonel and an astronaut with NASA Intelligence. A crewman on the Apollo space mission that launched on 1/31/1971, Roosa piloted the command module while his fellow astronauts, Edgar D. Mitchell and Alan B. Shepard, Jr., explored the moon’s surface.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Roosa, he attended Claremore High School in Oklahoma. After graduation, he went to Oklahoma State University and the University of Arizona where he studied engineering. Roosa joined the Air Force in 1953 and served as a fighter pilot. In 1960, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado. He attended Aerospace Research Pilot School in 1965 and became a test pilot based at Edwards Air Force Base, California, where he stayed until his selection by NASA in April 1966.

Although Roosa only made one space flight, he served NASA in other capacities until February 1976 when he retired from both NASA and the Air Force and became an executive in the private sector. He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards during his career including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, 1970, the Johnson Space Center Superior Achievement Award, 1970, and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, 1971.

Roosa was married to the former Joan C. Barrett; they had four children, Christopher A. (6/29/1959), John D. (1/02/1961), Stuart Allen, Jr. (3/12/1962) and Rosemary D. (7/23/1963). He enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, golf, boating and fishing and loved country and western music.

He suffered from pancreatitis and died from complications of the disease on 12/12/1994, Falls Church, Virginia.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Mitchell, Edgar (born 17 September 1930). Notes: Apollo 14 mission
  • business associate/partner relationship with Shepard, Alan (born 18 November 1923). Notes: Apollo 14 mission

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1953 (Air Force)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 29 June 1959 (Son Christopher born)
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  • Social : End a program of study 1960 (B.S. Degree University of Colorado)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 2 January 1961 (Son John born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 12 March 1962 (Son Stuart born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 23 July 1963 (Daughter Rosemary born)
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  • Work : New Job 1966 (Selected by NASA for astonaut program)
  • Work : Prize 1970 (NASA Distinguished Service Medal)
  • Work : Prize 1970 (Johnson Space Center Achievement Award)
  • Work : Prize 1971 (Air Force Distinguished Service Medal)
  • Work : Gain social status 31 January 1971 (Apollo space mission)
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  • Work : Retired February 1976 (Retired from NASA and the Air Force)
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  • Death by Disease 12 December 1994 in Falls Church (Pancreatitis, age 61)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

(Lynne Koiner quotes him by mail for 10:32 AM)

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Liver/Pancreas/Spleen (Pancreatitis, terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (One lengthy)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four, three sons and one daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Listening to country music)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Hunting, golf, fishing and boating)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Colonel, Air Force)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure

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