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Russell Schweickart

American astronaut Rusty Schweikart was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey. A graduate of Manasquan High School, he attended the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and earned a B.S. in Aeronautics in 1956 and an M.S. in Astronautics in 1963. He enlisted in the US Air Force as a pilot with the 101st Tactical Fighter Wing, ... See full bio »
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 2015 Disaster Playground (Documentary) (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2013 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut
- Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? (2013) ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut
- Meteor Strike (2013) ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut
 2013 Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space (TV Special documentary)
Himself - Sentinel Mission
 2012 How the Universe Works (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut, B612 Foundation
- Birth of the Earth (2012) ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut, B612 Foundation (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2010 Moonbug (Documentary)
 2010 Known Universe (TV Series documentary)
- Cosmic Collisions (2010) ... Himself
 2009 The Apollo Years (Video)
 2009 Being... Neil Armstrong (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2009 Earth Days (Documentary)
 2007 Planetary Defense (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Naked Science (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut
- Killer Asteroid (2004) ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut (as Rusty Schweickart)
 1992 Gaia Symphony I (Documentary)
 1991 Our Planet Earth (Documentary short)
 1990 The Other Side of the Moon (Documentary)
Himself (as Rusty Schweikart)
 1989 For All Mankind (Documentary)
Narrator - Apollo 9 (voice, as Russell L. Schweickart)
 1988 Good Morning Britain (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 September 1988 (1988) ... Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
 1985 Spaceflight (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
 1976 Cousteau: Oasis in Space (TV Series documentary)
- Visions of Tomorrow (1976) ... Himself
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 2008-2009 When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- 40th Anniversary Special (2009) ... Himself
- Landing the Eagle (2008) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Wrote preface for the book "The Home Planet", published by the Association of Space Explorers.

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Alternate Names:

Russell L. Schweickart | Rusty Schweickart | Rusty Schweikart

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Don Yeomans is one of the reasons we can all sleep a little better at night. For over a decade, Don and I have been hunting for incoming asteroids that come too close to earth. Every night, telescopes make thousands of asteroid observations which go to Don's premier team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where that data is converted into information about the trajectory of the rocks years or even... See more »


After the Skylab program, Schweickart went to NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, as Director of User Affairs in the Office of Applications. In this position, he was responsible for transferring NASA technology to the outside world and working with technology users to bring an understanding of their needs into NASA. See more »



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