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Astronaut Edward Gibson

pramesh Published On Thu Mar 26 2020   Modified On Fri Mar 27 2020
Astronaut Edward Gibson

Facts of Edward Gibson

Full NameEdward Gibson
First NameEdward
Last NameGibson
Birth CityBuffalo,New York
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJulie Anne Volk .
No Of Children4
AwardsNational Science Foundation Fellowship,R.C. Baker Fellowship,Johnson Space Center Ceritificate of Commendation,City New York Gold Medal,City of Chicago Gold Medal,FAI Yuri Gagrin Gold Medal,U.S. Scientist Prize,JSC Special Achieme=vement Award
EducationKenmore Senior High School, University of Rochester, California Institute of Technology, Caltech
Height172 cm
Weight70 kg
Networth$11.4 M
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Date of BirthNovember 8,1936
Age83 years


    of Edward Gibson

    What is Edward Gibson marital status ?Married
    How many children does Edward Gibson have ?4
    Who is Edward Gibson married with?Julie Anne Volk .
    What is the height of Edward Gibson?172 cm
    What is the weight of Edward Gibson?70 kg

    Who Is Edward Gibson?

    Edward Gibson is a former American astronaut, pilot, engineer and a NASA physicist who resigned from NASA in December 1974, but again returned in 1977 presiding the astronaut candidates selection process.

    Edward was among among the early astronauts selected as a part of NASA's Astronaut Group 4 program which was The American Space Agency's first group of astronauts.

    NASA Astronaut Group 4

    Why is Edward Gibson Famous?

    Edward Gibson is famous for working on world's best research center NASA. Further, he was selected as a part of first group of scientists leaving the earth's orbit. Likewise, he is also famous for spending 84 days 1 hour 15 minutes in the space.

    Edward Gibson's Picture Taken In The Space
    Edward Gibson's Picture Taken In The Space

    Gibson is also a National Foundation Fellowship and the R.C, Bajer Fellowship recipient and is an HBO miniseries  From the Earth to the Moon in 1998, actor Geoffrey Nauffts played Edward Gibson's role, which made him even more famous.

    From the Earth to the Moon Cast
    From the Earth to the Moon Cast

    Edward Gibson's Bio, Early life and Career

    Edward Gibson was born on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. His current age is 83 years. Every-kid at some point wants to be like Edward because he is a former pilot, and also an astronaut for NASA.

    Edward Gibson

    Gibson graduated Kenomre Senior High School in Kenmore, New York and also received a bachelor of Science degree from University of Rochester.

    Gibson then received his Master of Science Degree in engineering from California Institute of Technology and did his Ph.D in engineering with a minor in physics.

    Gibson spent many months in hospital battling osteomyelitis, which he had since he was 2 years old but newly available penicillin helped him get rid of that disease.

    Gibson also worked as a research assistant in Jet propulsion and classical physics while he was studying at Caltech. Gibson has also helped in a research on lasers while he was at philco.

    In June 1965, Gibson was selected as an assistant-astronaut by NASA and then he completed a 53- week course at Williams Air Force training for his space mission and durind that time he also received a pilot training on operating airplanes and also earned the Air Force Wings.

    Gibson also served as a member of astronaut support crew and worked as a CAPCOM in Apollo 12's lunar landing. Then, he became the 1st member of the scientist-astronaut group to become a crew member of a space program.

    Gibson also worked as science pilot in Skylab 4. After that, the 3rd and final crewed visited Skylab station. They started their space exploration in 1973 and conclude on February 8, 1974. Up until today, Gibson and his team hold the record of the longest stay in the space, in the history of exploration.

    After returning, Gibson left NASA but was later reassigned from NASA in order to do research work on Skylab solar physics data in Dec 1974.

    Gibson also served as consultant to ERNO Raumfahrttechnik GmbH at West Germany.

    Later, Gibson returned to Astronaut Office for astronaut candidate selection and now trains NASA's astronauts as the chief of scientist-astronaut.

    Gibsin also served for STS-1 as CAPSCOM and then ultimately decided to retire from NASA again in 1982 and started working for TRW.

    After that, Gibson started his own consulting firm, named Gibson International Corp which provides consulting services on program managements and market development and also space infrastructure design as well as operations in 1990.

    Gibson has also spoken in numerous events and has published various writings and has also published numerous books, two novels "Reach", and "In the Wrong hands".

    Added that, Gibson is awarded the National Science Foundation and R.C. baker Fellowship. Likewise he has received certificates like Johnson Space Center Certificate of Commendation and City of New York Gold Medal in his career.

    Edward Gibson's Net Worth

    The 83 years old astronaut Edward Gibson is a retired NASA scientist, a pilot, physicist, a researcher and a book writer.

    As of 2020, Edward Gibson's net worth is estimated at around $114 million generating from his varying career.

    Is Edward Gibson Married or Still Single?

    Edward Gibson has been married to his wife Julie Anne Volk who is from Tonawanda, New York.

    They together have four childrens Jannet Lyn born on November 9, 1969, John Edward born on May 2, 1964, Julie Ann born on Oct 12, 1968, and Joseph Michael born on July 11, 1971. All his children are adults and are busy with their respective careers.

    Edward Gibson's Statistics and Body Measurements

    Edward is still a health conscious man. Now, he spends his time living in his home surrounded by his loved ones.

    Here are a few facts compiled on our astronaut's appearance and physical stats, let's take a look:

    NameEdward Gibson
    DOBNovember 8, 1936
    Age83 years
    ProfessionEngineer, Physicist, Astronaut
    Height5 ft 8 inch
    Weight70 kg
    RetirementOct 31, 1982

    FAQ's on Edward Gibson

    When was Edward Gibson selected as Scientist in NASA?

    In June 1965, Edward was selected as Scientist in NASA.

    How much time did Edward Gibson spent in space?

    Edward spent 84 days 1 hour and 15 minutes in space.

    What is the name of miniseries based on Edward?

    From the Earth to the Moon is the miniseries based on Edward and was played by an actor Geoffrey Nauffts.

    Who is Edward Gibson's wife?

    Edward Gibson's wife is Julie Anna Volk from Tonawanda, New York.

    When did Edward Gibson retire from NASA?

    In October 31, 1982, Edward retired from NASA.

    What is Edward Gibson's Net Worth?

    Edward's Net worth is estimated as $114 million.

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