Rusty Schweickart

American astronaut

Russell Louis "Rusty" Schweickart (also Schweikart; born October 25, 1935) is an American aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut, research scientist, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. He is also a former business executive and government executive.

He is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot on the 1969 Apollo 9 mission, the first manned flight test of the Lunar Module.[1]

Schweickart was born in Neptune, New Jersey. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. "Biographical Data for Russell L. (Rusty) Schweickart". NASA Johnson Space Center. Retrieved July 7, 2011.

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