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Gregory Bruce Jarvis

  • Birth 24 Aug 1944 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1986 Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, USA
  • Cenotaph Mohawk, Herkimer County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 13123

Astronaut. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he entered active duty in the US Air Force in 1969 and was assigned to the Space Division in El Segundo, California. As a Communications Payload Engineer officer, he worked on advanced tactical communications satellites. After his discharge from the Air Force, he served in various spacecraft test and systems applications, joining NASA as the Spacecraft Bus System Assistant Spacecraft System Engineering Manager in 1982. On January 28, 1986, while serving as Payload Specialist and Astronaut on the Space Challenger, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he lost his life with the rest of the crew when the craft exploded after launch. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 22 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13123
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gregory Bruce Jarvis (24 Aug 1944–28 Jan 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13123, citing Mohawk Cemetery, Mohawk, Herkimer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .