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Stuart A. Roosa
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Roosa in 1971
Born (1933-08-16)August 16, 1933
Died December 12, 1994(1994-12-12) (aged 61)
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality American
Other names Stuart Allen Roosa
Alma mater Oklahoma State
University of Arizona
CU-Boulder, B.S. 1960
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Space career
NASA astronaut
Previous occupation
Fighter pilot, test pilot
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel, USAF
Time in space
9d 00h 01m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Missions Apollo 14
Mission insignia
Apollo 14-insignia.png
Retirement February 1, 1976

Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), (Col., USAF), was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. He was the third mission to land astronauts (Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell) on the Moon.

While Shepard and Mitchell spent two days on the lunar surface, Roosa made experiments from orbit in the Command Module Kitty Hawk.

He was one of 24 men to travel to the Moon, which he orbited 34 times.

Roosa died of pancreatitis in Falls Church, Virginia on December 12, 1994 at the age of 61.

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