Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Acton

Loren Wilber

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  07.03.1936
Birthplace:  Lewistown / Montana
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  09.08.1978
Selection group:  Spacelab-2
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 06.08.1985

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51F  PSP  29.07. - 06.08.1985 7d 22h 45m 
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Total:  7d 22h 45m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering physics from Montana State University, 1959; Ph.D. in astrophysics from University of Colorado, 1965; Acton was senior staff scientist with the Space Science Laboratory, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory; after his space flight worked again with Lockheed; since April 1997 he served as professor at the Montana State Universities Department of Physics and Engineering.

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