Roger K. Crouch

Scientist from United States of America

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; Lead Scientist of the Microgravity Space and  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Roger Crouch
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Scientist, Astronaut


Institution From To
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Tennessee Technological University

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