Gibson, Edward George

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gibson, Edward George


Born Nov. 8, 1936, in Buffalo, N.Y. American astronaut and scientist.

Gibson graduated from the University of Rochester in 1959. He received a Ph.D. in engineering and physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1964.

Gibson was named to the astronaut corps in 1965. While a member of the corps, he conducted research in solar physics and plasma physics. From Nov. 16, 1973, to Feb. 8, 1974, he flew with G. Carr and W. Pogue as a member of the third crew to man the Skylab space station, which had been launched on May 14, 1973. Gibson’s flight time was 84 days 1 hr 16 min; he made two space walks, spending a total of 10 hr 3 min outside his spacecraft.

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