Garriott, Owen

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Garriott, Owen Gender: M
Owen Kay Garriott
born on 22 November 1930 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Enid, Oklahoma, 36n24, 97w53
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
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Owen Garriott


American scientist, selected by NASA for astronaut training on 28 June 1965. He served as science-pilot for Skylab-3, the second manned Skylab mission that took place from 28 July to 25 September 1973, as well as mission specialist on STS-9, which launched on 28 November 1983. The latter shuttle flight was the first to have an international crew.

After graduating from Enid High School, Garriott enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, and in 1953, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to earn his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1957 and 1960, respectively. Phillips University of Oklahoma presented him with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Science in 1973.

From 1953 to 1956, Garriott served as an electronics officer with the U.S. Navy. In 1961, he became an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford where he stayed until his selection by NASA. Following his last Skylab flight, he worked in Science and Applications and eventually moved into the position of Assistant Director for Space and Life Science at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1973. On 1 August 1986, he resigned from NASA and became Vice President of Space Programs for Teledyne Brown Engineering from 1988-1993.

Garriott was married twice and had four children from his first marriage, Randall, Robert, Richard and Linda. His second wife was Evelyn (Eve). He enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, skiing, and amateur (ham) radio.

His son Richard was launched as a space tourist on board Soyuz TMA-13 on 12 October 2008, the first American and the second person worldwide to follow a parent into space. Owen Garriott was in mission control at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the launch and was in attendance when his son returned 12 days later.

Garriott died on 15 April 2019, aged 88, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Crippen, Robert L. (born 11 September 1937). Notes: Support crew member and astronaut of Skylab 3
  • associate relationship with Lousma, Jack Robert (born 29 February 1936). Notes: astronauts on Skylab 3


  • Social : End a program of study 1953 (Bachelor of Science degree)
  • Work : New Career 1953 (Navy electrical engineer, four years)
  • Social : End a program of study 1957 (Masters' of Science degree)
  • Social : End a program of study 1960 (Doctorate, Electircal Engineering, Stanford)
  • Work : New Career 1961 (Assoc. Prof at Stanford)
  • Work : New Career 28 June 1965 (Selected in astronaut program)
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  • Work : Prize 1973 (NASA Distinguished Service Medal)
  • Work : End Major Project 25 September 1973 (Skylab-3)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 28 November 1983 (NASA's STS-9)
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  • Work : New Job 1988 (Teledyne Brown Engineering, five years)

Source Notes

Lynn Koiner quotes him by letter


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Steps)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Amateur radio)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Skiing, scuba diving, sailing)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Business : Middle Management (Asst. Director)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Vice President of company)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Associate professor, Stanford)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy engineer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Science pilot)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Distinguished Service Medal, NASA)