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Paul J. Weitz
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Born (1932-07-25)July 25, 1932
Died October 23, 2017(2017-10-23) (aged 85)
Nationality American
Other names Paul Joseph Weitz
Alma mater Penn State, B.S. 1954
NPS, M.S. 1964
Occupation Naval aviator, test pilot
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg Air Medal front.jpg
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Captain, USN
Time in space
33d 01h 13m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
1 hour 36 minutes
Missions Skylab 2, STS-6
Mission insignia
Skylab1-Patch.png Sts-6-patch.png
Retirement May 1994

Paul Joseph Weitz (July 25, 1932 – October 23, 2017) was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and former NASA astronaut.

Weitz flew into space twice. He was a member of the three-man crew who flew on Skylab 2, the first manned Skylab mission. He was also Commander of the STS-6 mission, the first of the Space Shuttle Challenger flights.

Weitz died on October 23, 2017 in Flagstaff, Arizona from myelodysplastic syndrome at the age of 85.

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