Born: November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York
Joined NASA: June 28, 1965
Left NASA: October 1, 1990
Space Flights: 1
Time in Space: 84 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes
Number of EVA’s: 3
Total EVA Time: 15 hours, 22 minutes
Assignment: Support Crew & Capcom
Skylab 4 (Final Skylab Mission)
November 16, 1973 – February 8, 1974
Assignment: Science Pilot
Flight Duration: 84 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes
B.Sc., Engineering, University of Rochester, 1959
M.Sc., Engineering(Jet Propulsion), Caltech, 1960
Ph.D., Engineering(Physics), Caltech, 1964
Senior Research Assistant at Philco Corporation from June 1964 until selection by NASA.
Skylab 4, Science Pilot on the final Skylab mission, remaining in space for three months and performing three extra-vehicular activities.
Left NASA, for the first time, in December 1974 to become a Senior Staff Scientist with the Aerospace Corporation of Los Angeles, conducting research on the solar physics data collected during the three Skylab missions.
Worked for a year in Germany during 1976 consulting on Spacelab design.
Returned to NASA in March 1977 to become Chief of Scientist-Astronaut Candidates at Johnson Space Center.
Retired in October 1990 to begin his own consulting firm, Gibson International Corporation.