[Edward Givens] [NASA Logo]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058

Biographical Data



NAME: Edward Galen Givens, Jr. (Major, USAF) NASA Astronaut
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Born January 5, 1930, in Quanah, Texas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Givens, are residents of Quanah.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Brown hair; brown eyes; height: 5 feet 11 1/2 inches; weight: 170 pounds.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Quanah High School, Quanah, Texas; received a bachelor of science degree in naval sciences from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952.

MARITAL STATUS:
Married to the former Ada Eva Muuss of Bedford, Massachusetts.

CHILDREN:
Catherine H., April 11, 1963; Edward G., June l2, 1964.

RECREATIONAL INTERESTS:

ORGANIZATIONS:

SPECIAL HONORS:
Awarded the "Outstanding Graduate Certificate" from the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School in 1958.

EXPERIENCE:
Givens, an Air Force Major, was commissioned in the Air Force upon graduating from Annapolis in 1952 and received his flight training as a student pilot at the USAF Air Training Command. In 1954 he was a flight commander and fighter pilot with the 35th Fighter Interceptor Group on duty in Japan. He served as an instructor at the Air Force Interceptor Weapons School from January 1956 to March 1958 and subsequently attended the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, where upon graduation, he became an instructor in the Stability and Control Section.

His next assignment took him to the Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, California, where he was a project pilot with Air Development Squadron 4. While there, he not only conducted operational evaluations, but was responsible for compiling and developing the operational procedures and tactics for fleet operation of the F8U-ZN.

He served as Assistant to the Commandant at the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School from November 1961 to September 1962 and then attended the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School, where he graduated in 1963. When informed of his selection for astronaut training, he was assigned as Project Officer with USAF SSD Detachment 2 at the Manned Spacecraft Center.

He has logged more than 3,500 hours flight time; 2,800 hours in jet aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Major Givens is one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He is currently involved in training for future manned space flights.

NOTE: Major Givens died in a car accident in June of 1967.

ARCHIVAL BIOGRAPHY LAST UPDATED JULY 1966


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