American Astronaut Edward Gibson Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Career & All Facts

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Biography

Edward Gibson is a well-known and very talented American astronaut, pilot, engineer and a physicist. He was born on 8 November 1936 in Buffalo, New York, United States. His full name is Edward George Gibson. In addition, he holds an Americans nationality and belongs to Caucasian white ethnicity. Likewise, he has born to a very supportive family. However, there is no any further information about his early life, parents and siblings.

He is a married man of 83 years old. In 1958, he tied a knot with Julie Anne Volk in 1959. This beautiful couple is blessed with four children. As for now, they are living happily together. He is a tall and handsome man. He looks more attractive with his gray colored eyes and brown colored hair. However, he has not revealed his body measurement yet in media.

Education

While talking about his academic career, he graduated from Kenmore Senior High School located in Kenmore, New York. Similarly, in 1959, he graduated from the University of Rochester. He studied Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering in this University. Giving continuity in his studies, in 1964, he completed his Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in engineering taking physics as a minor. He completed his studies from the California Institute of Technology.

Career

Moreover, talking about his professional career, he started doing research in 1964. In the beginning, he started to work as a research assistant in the field of jet propulsion and classical physics. Later, he became a senior research scientist. Likewise, in 1965, he was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA. There he got opportunity to do a training of flight for 53-weeks. Moreover, in 1973, he and his team launched skylab space station and concluded in 1974.

Edward Gibson working in skylab
Edward Gibson working in skylab

He achieved a great success in his professional life. After launching space station, he resigned from NASA and started preparing himself for the selection of scientist-astronaut candidates. Also, he was honored by NASA on his retirement day. He got retirement in the year of 1982.

Net Worth

He earned an excellent amount of money from his successful career. Thus, he has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.

Overview

  • Full Name: Edward George Gibson
  • Date of Birth: 1936 /11 /08
  • Nickname: Gibson
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian white
  • Profession: Astronaut, Pilot, Engineer, Physicist
  • Nationality: American
  • Active Year: 1964-present
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair color: Gray
  • Build: Mesomorph
  • Spouse: Julie Anne Volk
  • Education: University of Rochester, B.S. (1959); California Institute of Technology – M.S. 1960, Ph.D. (1964)
  • Children: 4
  • Net Worth: $45 Million