Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Schweikhard

William George

USA

Personal data

Birthdate:  08.07.1932
Birthplace:  Los Angeles / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1961
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  12.07.2009
Place of death:  Los Angeles / California

Additional information

Civilian; bachelor of science in engineering; University of California, 1955 - 1959 flight test-engineer at the Edwards AFB; master of science in mechanical engineering, University of Southern California, 1960; 1961 for military astronaut - class 1 selected; until 1965 Head of Vehicle Performance Branch at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB; until 1974 Director of Propulsion and Performance Research; Vice President of Kohlman Systems Research; his last employment position was President of Flitech Inc. until his death.

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