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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

Russell Schweickart

Russell Schweickart was an American astronaut who was born on October 25, 1935, in New Jersey. Before he became an astronaut, Schweickart was an Air Force pilot. He has logged over 4200 hours of flight time.

Schweickart became an astronaut in 1963. He has spent over 241 hours in space on one spaceflight. In 1969, Schweickart flew aboard Apollo 9. This was the first manned test of the Apollo lunar module. Schweickart also tested a backpack and pressure suit designed for use on the moon.

Schweickart left NASA in 1979.



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