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Colonel Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (USAF), was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission.[1]

The KSC freighter Roosa is named after him.[2]

Apollo Program

Roosa was one of 19 people selected as part of the astronaut class of 1966. On Apollo 14 he spent 33 hours in solo orbit around the Moon as Command Module Pilot, conducting an extensive series of experiments. Following Apollo 14, Roosa served as backup Command Module Pilot for Apollo 16 and Apollo 17, and based on crew rotations, would probably have commanded one of the last Apollo missions had they not been cancelled.

References

  1. Wikipedia - Stuart Roosa
  2. Artemis (book)