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Edward G. Gibson
NASA Astronaut
Other names Edward George Gibson
Nationality American
Status Retired
Born November 8, 1936 (1936-11-08) (age 84)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Other occupation
  • Engineer
  • physicist
Time in space 84d 01h 15m
Selection 1965 NASA Group 4
Total EVAs 3
Total EVA time 15 hours 22 minutes
Missions Skylab 4
Mission insignia Skylab3-Patch.png
Retirement October 31, 1982
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg

Edward George "Ed" Gibson (born November 8, 1936) is a former NASA astronaut, pilot, engineer, and physicist.

Gibson was selected as part of NASA Astronaut Group 4, the first group of scientist-astronauts. He was on the support crew of Apollo 12, the second Moon landing mission. He worked on the development of the Skylab space station.

In 1973–74, Gibson made his only flight into space as science pilot aboard Skylab 4, the third and final crewed flight to Skylab. He, along with Commander Gerald Carr and Pilot William Pogue, spent just over 84 days in space.

Gibson resigned from NASA in December 1974, but returned in 1977 to preside over the selection of scientist-astronaut candidates. Gibson retired from NASA for the last time in October, 1982.


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