Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Gerard Kitchen


Personal data

Birthdate:  06.02.1927
Birthplace:  Brooklyn / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1967
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 04.08.1967
Day of death:  27.04.1992
Place of death:  Redwood City / California

Additional information

He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1950 with high honors in physics and received a doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1954; in 1954 he joined the faculty of Princeton University; in 1977, he founded the Space Studies Institute at Princeton, an organization that continues today to fund research in space manufacturing and resources; semi finalist in NASA group 6 selection; died of leukemia.


Last update on April 28, 2018.