Paul Joseph Weitz Jr

Paul Joseph Weitz Jr (1932 - 2017)

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Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Died in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United Statesmap
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Paul Joseph Weitz (July 25, 1932 – October 22, 2017) was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.

1932 Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
1954 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University; joined the US Navy through NROTC as ensign
1955 Married Suzanne Berry
During his Navy career, awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and five Air Medals
1964 Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
1966 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 5, "The Original 19" [1]
1973 Flew on Skylab 2 with Pete Conrad and Joseph Kerwin; awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, his first of 2 [2]
Skylab 2
1973 Flew on Challenger STS-6 with Karol Bobko, Story Musgrave, and Donald Peterson; awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal [2]
1976 Returned to Navy
1988 Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, his second of 2, and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal [2]
1994 Retired from NASA
1997 Inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame [3]
2017 Died in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, USA


  1. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, by Year
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  3. Hall of Fame Bio

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Portrait of Astronaut Paul J. Weitz, in spacesuit and holding helmet.
Portrait of Astronaut Paul J. Weitz, in spacesuit and holding helmet.

Paul Weitz Jr's NASA Bio
Paul Weitz Jr's NASA Bio

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