Owen Garriott

American electrical engineer and astronaut (1930-2019)

Owen Kay Garriott (November 22, 1930 – April 15, 2019) was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut. He spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983.

Garriott was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He was the father of Robert Garriott and fellow astronaut Richard Garriott,[1] with whom he helped found the video-game developer Origin Systems. Garriott died on April 15, 2019 in Huntsville, Alabama at the age of 88.[2]


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  2. @ASE_Astronauts (15 April 2019). "We've just received word..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.