Roger K. Crouch Astronaut

Roger k crouch

Roger Keith Crouch (b. September 12, 1940) is an American scientist who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997. Born September 12, 1940, in Jamestown, Tennessee, Crouch currently resides in Washington DC with his wife, the former Anne Novotny. He has three grown children, Melanie, Kevin and Kenyon. His mother, Maxine Crouch, resides in Jamestown, Tennessee. He enjoys traveling, photography, sports, camping, hiking, fishing and whitewater rafting. Crouch is an Eagle Scout. Crouch attended high school at Alvin C. York Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1962, Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1968 and 1971, respectively. He was a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979-80. On loan from MIT to NASA Headquarters as the Senior Scientist for the International Space Station since 2000; prior to that, on loan from MIT as the Senior Scientist for the Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences, NASA-HQ, 1998-2000; crew training, flight and post-flight activities 1996-1998;

Personal details

Date of birth
September 12th, 1940
Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. Alvin C. York Institute High school

Alvin C. York Institute, also known as Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute or York Institute, is a public high school in Jamestown, Tennessee, founded as a private agricultural school in 1926 by World War I hero Alvin York and later transferred to the state of Tennessee in 1937, which continues to operate it as a public high school. It is the only comprehensive secondary school in the United States that is financed and operated by the state government.

Type High school
Founded
1926
Headquarters
701 North Main Street, 38556 - Jamestown, Tennessee
Official web page www2.york.k12.tn.us
Wikipedia article

2. Virginia Tech Colleges/University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech (VT), is a public land-grant university with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, with other research and educational centers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and internationally.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
Endowment
2013. 693 mil. $
2011. 590 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1872
Headquarters
800 Drillfield Drive, 24061 - Blacksburg, Virginia
Undergraduates
2013. 24,034
2011. 23,647
2010. 23,690
2009. 23,558
Postgraduates
2013. 6,723
2011. 5,003
2010. 7,316
Acceptance rate
2012. 70.4 %
2010. 67.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 11.5 K $
2011. 10.5 K $
2010. 9.46 K $
2009. 8.61 K $
2008. 8.2 K $
Official web page www.vt.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Virginia Tech connected by profession and/or age

b. 1952., Astronaut
b. 1937., Inventor
b. 1943., Writer
b. 1941., Politician
b. 1937., Physicist
b. 1942., Lawyer
b. 1941., Author
b. 1938., Writer

3. Tennessee Technological University Colleges/University

Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, US, a city approximately seventy miles (110 km) east of Nashville. It was formerly known as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (1915), and before that as Dixie College, the name under which it was founded as a private institution in 1909. It places special emphasis on undergraduate education in fields related to engineering and technology, although degrees in education, liberal arts, agriculture, nursing, and other fields of study can be pursued as well. Additionally, there are graduate offerings in engineering, education, business, and the liberal arts. It is operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and its athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Type Public university
Endowment
2010. 50 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1915
Headquarters
1 William L. Jones Drive, 38505 - Cookeville, Tennessee
Undergraduates
2010. 9,436
2009. 8,918
Postgraduates
2010. 2,102
Acceptance rate
2010. 97.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 6.41 K $
2010. 5.83 K $
2009. 5.5 K $
2008. 5.22 K
Official web page www.tntech.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Tennessee Technological University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1936., Military Person
b. 1943., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1936., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1942., American Football Linebacker
b. 1936., Professional Golfer
b. 1969., Country Artist
b. 1982., American Football Tackle
b. 1962., Military Person

Space missions

1. STS-83

Program

Space Shuttle program

Mission start

April 4th, 1997

Mission end

April 8th, 1997

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STS-83 was a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia.

2. STS-94

Program

Space Shuttle program

Mission start

July 1st, 1997

Mission end

July 17th, 1997

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STS-94 was a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia, launched on 1 July 1997.

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