Lousma, Jack Robert (1936–)
Jack Lousma is a retired American astronaut who served as pilot for Skylab 3 and backup docking module pilot of the American flight crew for the Apollo-Soyuz
Test Project. On his second space mission Lousma was commander of the
third orbital test flight of Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-3) launched on March 22, 1982. He received a B.S. in aeronautical engineering
from the University of Michigan in 1959, the year in which he also joined
the Marine Corps, and earned a M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the
United States Naval Postgraduate School in 1965. Lousma left NASA in 1983
and later became chairman of AeroSport, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan.