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NAME: GREGORY S. JARVIS
- NASA Astronaut
- Greg Jarvis was born August 24, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan.
- In 1967, Mr. Jarvis received a B.S. degree in electrical
engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo; an M.S. degree
in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Boston (1969); and had completed
the course work for an M.S. degree in management science at West Coast
University, Los Angeles.
- He is survived
by his wife, the former Marcia G. Jarboe.
- Jarvis entered the Air Force in July 1969,
as a second lieutenant assigned to the space division in El
Segundo, California. After leaving active duty in 1973 with the
rank of captain, he joined the Hughes Aircraft Space and
Communications group as a communications subsystem engineer.
In 1982, he was named assistant spacecraft system engineering manager.
He was test and integration specialist manager for the F-1, F-2
and FD-3 spacecraft and cradle in 1983. The F-1 and F-2 Leasat
spacecraft were successfully deployed.
- Greg Jarvis was selected as a payload specialist
candidate in July 1984. He was chosen from over 600 engineer applicants from Hughes
Aircraft. His initial launch date was delayed twice and he reentered training
in November 1985, preparing to fly the STS 51-L mission.
His duties on Challenger 51-L were to conduct fluid dynamics experiments
that would have tested the reactions of satellite propellants to various
shuttle maneuvers and simulated spacecraft movements.
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