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Russell Louis Schweickart

Russell Louis Schweickart, American communications executive, astronaut. Recipient Distinguished Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1970, Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974, De La Vaulx medal FAI, 1970, Special Trustees award National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1969.

Background

  • Schweickart, Russell Louis was born on October 25, 1935 in Neptune, New Jersey, United States. Son of George L. Schweickart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956. Master of Science in Aeronautics an Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963.

    Career

    • Former research scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology Experimental Astronomy Laboratory. Astronaut Johnson Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, lunar module pilot (Apollo 9, 1969). Director user affairs Office of Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

      Science advisory to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Junior State of California, 1977-1979. Chairman California Energy Commission, 1979-1983, commissioner, 1979-1985. President, founder Association Space Explorers, 1985-1998.

      President Nil Ratan Sircar Communications, San Francisco, 1991-1994. Executive vice president CTA Commercial Systems, Rockville, Maryland, 1994-1996. President, Chief Executive Officer, Aloha Networks, Inc., San Francisco, 1996-1998, executive vice president, 1998.

      President Nil Ratan Sircar Communications, 1985-1998. Retired, 1998

      Consultant and lecturer in field.

    Membership

    Trustee California Academy of Sciences Served as pilot United States Air Force, 1956-1960, 61. Captain Massachusetts Air National Guard. Fellow American Astronautical Society.

    Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Clubs: Explorers.

    Connections

    • Children: Vicki Louise, Russell and Randolph (twins), Elin Ashley, Diana Croom. Married Nancy Kudriavetz Ramsey. Children: Matthew Forbes Ramsey, David Scot Ramsey.
    Russell Louis Schweickart
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    Born October 25, 1935
    • 1956
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1963
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1977 - 1979
      science advisory to Governor Edmund G. Brown
    • 1979 - 1983
      chairman, California Energy Commission
    • 1979 - 1985
      chairman, California Energy Commission
    • 1985 - 1998
      president
    • 1985 - 1998
      president, NRS Communications
    • 1991 - 1994
      president, NRS Communications
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1994 - 1996
      executive, vice president CTA Commercial Systems
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1996 - 1998
      president
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1996 - 1998
      Chief Executive Officer
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1998
      retired
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