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Karl Eric Kristofferson, American Writer. Decorated Air medal; recipient Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, Voyager, Space Shuttle Achievement awards National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1969-1993, Aviation Space Writers' Association award for articles writing, 1974. Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1953, Korea; Member Canaveral Press Club. M C.

Background

Kristofferson, Karl Eric was born on March 3, 1929 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Gustave Edward and Oma Nancy (Reynolds) Kristofferson.

Education

Associate of Arts, Jacksonville University, 1961. Bachelor of Science with honors in Journalism, University Florida, 1963.

Career

Engineering writer, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1963;publications supervisor, Ling-Temco-Vought Operations and Boeing Company, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 1964-1972;chief public affairs, Internal Revenue Service District Headquarters, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1972-1974;senior writer, editor, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Public Affairs, Kennedy Space Center, 1974-1988;news chief, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Public Affairs, Kennedy Space Center, 1988-1993. Freelance writer for television, motion pictures and major national magazines and publications, since 1960. Regular assignment writer Reader's Digest.

Correspondent Titusville Star Advocate, 1995-Florida Today, since 1995.

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1953, Korea. Member Canaveral Press Club. M C.

Connections

Married Barbara Elaine Dalton, January 22, 1954. Children: Karol, Paul, Scott.

father:
Gustave Edward Kristofferson

mother:
Oma Nancy (Reynolds) Kristofferson

spouse:
Barbara Elaine Dalton

children:
Karol Kristofferson

Paul Kristofferson

Scott Kristofferson