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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
For All Mankind Narrator - Apollo 9
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Disaster Playground Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut


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 2015 Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story (Documentary)
 2015 Disaster Playground (Documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2013 Nova (TV Series documentary)
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
 2010 Moonbug (Documentary)
 2010 Extreme Universe (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 astronault / Himself - Apollo 9 astronault, B612 Foundation
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Lunar Module Pilot 1969
 2010 Known Universe (TV Series documentary)
 2009 The Apollo Years (Video)
 2009 Being... Neil Armstrong (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut (as Rusty Schweickart)
 2009 Earth Days (Documentary)
 2007-2009 The Universe (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Former Astronaut, B612 Foundation / Himself - B612 Foundation
 2007 Planetary Defense (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Naked Science (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut
 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)
 1985 Spaceflight (TV Series documentary)
 1976 Cousteau: Oasis in Space (TV Series documentary)
 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Astronaut
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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 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 »


Schweickart's satellite and telecommunications work involved him in the development of international communications regulations and policies, including participation in the 1992 and 1995 World Radiocommunications Conferences (WRC) of the International Telecommunications Union. He served at the 1995 WRC as a U.S. delegate. He also worked extensively in Russia and the former Soviet Union on ... See more »



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