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astronaut , career officer

Robert Lee Stewart was American career officer, astronaut. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Association United States Army, Army Aviation Association American, Association Space Explorers.

Background

Stewart, Robert Lee was born on August 13, 1942 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Lee Olin and Mildred Kathleen (Wann) Stewart.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University Southern Mississippi, 1964. Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University Texas, 1972. Graduate, United States Army Air Defense School, 1964.

Graduate advanced course, guided missile systems officers course, United States Army Air Defense School, 1970.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1986, fire team leader armed helicopter platoon 101st Aviation Battalion, instructor pilot Primary Helicopter School, 1967-1969, battalion operations officer, battalion executive officer 309th Aviation Battalion, Seoul, Korea, 1972-1973, experimental test pilot Aviation Engineering Flight Activity Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1974-1978. Astronaut candidate National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1978, mission specialist Space Shuttle Mission 41-B, 1984. Mission specialist STS-5IJ, 1985.

Deputy Commander United States Army Strategic Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, 1987-1989. Director of plans United States Space Command, 1989-1992.

Membership

Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Association United States Army, Army Aviation Association American, Association Space Explorers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, woodworking, skiing.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Murphy. Children: Ragon Annette, Jennifer Lee.

father:
Lee Olin Stewart

mother:
Mildred Kathleen (Wann) Stewart

spouse:
Mary Jane Murphy

child:
Ragon Annette Stewart

child:
Jennifer Lee Stewart