Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1950; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1968.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1950; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1970; aerospace engineer, various locations, 1950-1970; research staff scientist, Rand Corporation, Washington, 1970-1973; division chief, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1974-1980; project manager, Goddard Space Flight Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, Maryland., 1980-1984; chief plans integration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Office of Space Station, Washington, 1984-1988; director space research, Florida Institute Technology, Melbourne, 1988-1991; consultant, Science and Technology Corporation, Satellite Beach, Florida, 1991-1992.
Member American Astronautical Society (president 1981-1983).
Married Donna June Hendershot, June 4, 1950. Children: Gail Elaine Speaker Carr, Gregory Charles.