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astronaut , beverage distributor

Stuart Roosa, American former astronaut, beverage distributor. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Air Force Command Pilot Astronaut Wings, Distinguished Service Medal United States Air Force; recipient John F. Kennedy award, Arnold Air Society, 1971, Gold medal, City of New York, 1971.

Background

Roosa, Stuart was born on August 16, 1933 in Durango, Colorado, United States. Son of Dewey Roosa.

Education

Student, Oklahoma State University. Student, University Arizona. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Colorado.

Doctor of Letters, University St. Thomas, 1971.

Career

Served as commissioned officer, United States Air Force, 1953-1994;advanced through grades to colonel. Formerly experimental test pilot, United States Air Force, Edwards Air Force Base, Californianamed astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1966;member support crew, (Apollo IX)command module pilot, (Apollo XIV), 1971;backup command module pilot, (Apollo XVI and XVII)assigned crew training space shuttle, until 1976;president, Gulf Coast Coors, Inc., Gulfport, Mississippi, 1981-1994.

Connections

Married Joan C. Barrett. Children: Christopher A., John D., Stuart Allen, Rosemary D.

father:
Dewey Roosa Roosa

spouse:
Joan C. Barrett

child:
Christopher A. Roosa

child:
John D. Roosa

child:
Stuart Allen Roosa

child:
Rosemary D. Roosa