Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Evans

Ronald Ellwin, Jr. "Ron"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  10.11.1933
Birthplace:  St. Francis / Kansas
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.04.1966
Selection group:  NASA-5
Position:  CMP
Status:  Ret. 15.03.1977
Date of death:  07.04.1990
Place of death:  Scottsdale/ Arizona

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Apollo 17  CMP  07.12. - 19.12.1972 12d 13h 52m 
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Total  12d 13h 52m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Apollo 14  CMP
2  ASTP  CMP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas, 1956; master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1964; Captain, USN, Ret.; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 3; later he worked with Western American Energy Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona and was Director of Space Systems Marketing for Sperry Flight Systems, Phoenix, Arizona; died of a heart attack; hobbies: Hunting, boating, swimming, fishing, golf.

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