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Biographical Data



NAME: GREGORY S. JARVIS
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Greg Jarvis was born August 24, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:

EDUCATION:
In 1967, Mr. Jarvis received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo; an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, Boston (1969); and had completed the course work for an M.S. degree in management science at West Coast University, Los Angeles.

MARITAL STATUS:
He is survived by his wife, the former Marcia G. Jarboe.

CHILDREN:
None.

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EXPERIENCE:
Jarvis entered the Air Force in July 1969, as a second lieutenant assigned to the space division in El Segundo, California. After leaving active duty in 1973 with the rank of captain, he joined the Hughes Aircraft Space and Communications group as a communications subsystem engineer. In 1982, he was named assistant spacecraft system engineering manager.

He was test and integration specialist manager for the F-1, F-2 and FD-3 spacecraft and cradle in 1983. The F-1 and F-2 Leasat spacecraft were successfully deployed.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Greg Jarvis was selected as a payload specialist candidate in July 1984. He was chosen from over 600 engineer applicants from Hughes Aircraft. His initial launch date was delayed twice and he reentered training in November 1985, preparing to fly the STS 51-L mission.

His duties on Challenger 51-L were to conduct fluid dynamics experiments that would have tested the reactions of satellite propellants to various shuttle maneuvers and simulated spacecraft movements.

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