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Weitz, Paul J. (1932–)




Paul Weitz
American astronaut who served as the command module pilot on Skylab 2 in 1973 and commander of the sixth Space Shuttle flight in 1983. Weitz received a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1954 and a M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in 1964. Subsequently, he served in various naval squadrons until NASA selected him as an astronaut in 1966. Weitz remained with NASA after his second spaceflight and became deputy director of the Johnson Space Center.


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