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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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For All Mankind Narrator - Apollo 9
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 2015 Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story (Documentary)
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 2015 Disaster Playground (Documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut (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)
- Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were (2012) ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut, B612 Foundation (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2010 Moonbug (Documentary)
 2010 Extreme Universe (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 astronault / Himself - Apollo 9 astronault, B612 Foundation
- Star Gates (2010) ... Himself - Apollo 9 astronault
- Collision Course (2010) ... Himself - Apollo 9 astronault, B612 Foundation (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Lunar Module Pilot 1969
- Earth Days (2010) ... Himself - Apollo 9 Lunar Module Pilot 1969
 2010 Known Universe (TV Series documentary)
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- Cosmic Collisions (2010) ... Himself
 2009 The Apollo Years (Video)
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 2009 Being... Neil Armstrong (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2009 Earth Days (Documentary)
Himself
 2007-2009 The Universe (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Former Astronaut, B612 Foundation / Himself - B612 Foundation
- Stopping Armageddon (2009) ... Himself - Former Astronaut, B612 Foundation (as Rusty Schweickhart)
- The End of the Earth (2007) ... Himself - B612 Foundation (as Russell L. Schweickart)
 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)
Himself
 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)
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- Episode dated 29 September 1988 (1988) ... Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
 1985-1987 Spaceflight (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- The Territory Ahead (1987) ... Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
- One Giant Leap (1986) ... Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
- The Wings of Mercury (1985) ... Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
- Thunder in the Skies (1985) ... Himself (as Rusty Schweickart)
 1976 Cousteau: Oasis in Space (TV Series documentary)
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- Visions of Tomorrow (1976) ... Himself
 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Astronaut
- Episode #15.39 (1975) ... Himself - Astronaut
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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 Schweickhart | 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 »

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Schweickart served as backup commander for the first Skylab mission, which flew in the spring of 1973. Following the loss of the thermal shield during the launch of the Skylab vehicle, he assumed responsibility for the development of hardware and procedures associated with erecting the emergency solar shade and deployment of the jammed solar array wing, operations which transformed Skylab from an... See more »

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Rusty

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Scorpio

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