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Stuart Allen Roosa
Birth: Aug. 16, 1933
Durango
La Plata County
Colorado, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1994
Falls Church
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

Astronaut. Command module pilot of Apollo 14 (January 31 to February 9, 1971). It was the third mission to land astronauts (Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell) on the moon. Born in Durango, Colorado, Roosa attended Oklahoma State and the University of Arizona, and was a smoke jumper for the US Forest Service before joining the Air Force in 1953. On Apollo 14, he spent 33 hours alone orbiting the moon and conducting experiments such as the "moon trees" to help the public connect with the endeavors of the astronauts. He also served as backup pilot for the Apollo 16 and 17 missions. He was the recipient of many awards, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal; the Johnson Space Center Superior Achievement Award (1970); the Air Force Command Pilot Astronaut Wings; the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal; the Arnold Air Society's John F. Kennedy Award (1971); the City of New York Gold Medal (1971); and the American Astronautical Society's Flight Achievement Award (1971). He died of complications from pancreatitis at age 61.

 (bio by: Donna) 
 
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 Parents:
  Dewey Roosa (1898 - 1990)
  Lorine Roosa (1909 - 1993)
 
 Spouse:
  Joan Carol Barrett Roosa (1934 - 2007)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7A, Lot 73, Grid T/U-23.5
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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