Weitz, Paul J. (1932–)
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.