Apollo 14 Astronaut Stuart Roosa

Stuart A. Roosa

Command Module Pilot

Astronaut Stuart Roosa was born August 16th, 1933, in Colorado. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining NASA, he was an experimental test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Roosa completed his first space flight as command module pilot for Apollo 14 in 1971. With him were spacecraft commander Alan Shepard and lunar module pilot Edgar Mitchell. While Shepard and Mitchell completed the moon landing, Roosa stayed in orbit and conducted scientific experiments. Roosa served as backup command pilot for Apollo 16 and Apollo 17, and was later assigned to the space shuttle program until he retired in 1976.