Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1949; postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1952-1954; postgraduate, U. Houston, 1963-1966.
Senior thermodynamics engineer Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California, 1954-1956. Project manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration Project Mercury, Garret Airesearch Corporation, Los Angeles, 1956-1960. Deputy assistant Apollo project manager, chief Future Projects Office chief advanced earth orbital missions office and space station office National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, 1960-1970.
Director Galaxy Engineering Inc., Captiva Island, Florida, 1971-1990. Consultant in oceanography, energy, environment, conservation. President Captiva Island Wildlife Science Research Foundation.
President Satellite-television Communications Enterprises. Surrogate astronaut, 1962-1969. Consultant-director Orbita Space Station, 1985-1994, revised space station, 1990-1994.
President Seaboard Stamp Service, 1980-1994. Leader Hong Kong-China Progress Studios. Consultant People to People Ambassadors, China Space Progress Tour and Survey.
Delaer rare books and antiques, big band era records. President Nouveaux Terra Electic Motion Corporation, Generator Electrics.
Board directors Captiva Seaside Flora and Fauna Research Foundation Center. Board directors Concerned Captiva Citizens. Member executive committee Lee County (Florida) Democratic Party.
National campaign worker John Glenn for President, 1984 Democratic State Convention. Campaign worker Frank Mann for Florida Governor, 1986. Founder, director Restoration of Mars Foundation, 1975-1994.
Chief Executive Officer Les Nouveaux Mars Foundation. Director Foundation for Restoration Pyramids, Stonehenge. Served with United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1946.
Member National Space Institute, National Energy Institute, National Audubon Society (president Theodore Roosevelt chapter), American Association Concerned Scientists, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Association, Captiva Civic Association, American, Florida Stamp Dealers Associations, American Topical Association, Rocket Mail Society, Texas Professional Engineering Society, American Legion, Lyndon Baines Johnson Space Center Stamp Club, Jack Knight Aerospace Philatelic Association, American Society Polar Philatelists, Strengthen American Defense Association, Support Nuclear Energy Society (president), Purdue Club S. W. Florida, Danish American Genealogy Research Association, High Flight Society (search for Noah's Ark division), Scientists Southern Florida, Imaginarium Fort Meyers, Conquest Space Philatelic Society, Orbital Space Covers, Lea. Company Edison Philatelic Society, Alligator Deltrology Society, Sunshine Postcard Club, Tropical Postcard Club, Edison Inventor Association (director).
Children– Linda S., Charles R., Carole L.