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For 21 years, Edward Gibson, Ph.D. held the American record of 84 days in space. During his mission on Skylab, America's first space station, he also worked outside for over 15 hours during three different space walks.
In his 14-year NASA career, Dr. Ed Gibson supported the Apollo 12 crew and was their communicator while they explored the moon. He earned Air Force wings and logged over 2,200 hours in high-performance aircraft, 100 hours in helicopters, and 2017 hours in space.
Dr. Gibson excelled in program management with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and TRW and as President of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Gibson International. Recently retired as a Sr. VP at SAIC, he is now one of two Managers at Aerospace Partners, LLC and Chairman of a NASA Review Board for America's return to the moon.
Dr. Gibson earned a BS in engineering from the University of Rochester and a MS and Ph.D. in Engineering and Physics from the California Institute of Technology. After a year in industry, he was selected as one of six of the first Scientist-Astronauts, edging out 2,000 applicants.
In addition to his professional speaking, Dr. Gibson is an accomplished author of two novels entitled Reach and In the Wrong Hands, published by Doubleday and Bantam. He also authored The Quiet Sun, a textbook focused on solar physics.
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