Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Wrixon

Gerard Thomas "Gerry"

Ireland

Personal data

Birthdate:  25.05.1940
Birthplace:  Limerick
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.09.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from University College Cork - UCC, 1961; from 53 European candidates for the 1977 ESA Spacelab-1 selection, one of two candidates from Ireland, semi finalist (on the shortlist of 12); diploma from the California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. from the University of California; professor of microelectronics, 1982; from 1987 through 1993 he was the chairman of the EOLAS - Irish Science and Technology Agency; since December 1998 President of the University College Cork - UCC; one of two Irish candadates in 1977 ESA selection.

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