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Dr. Edward G. Gibson, BS, MS, PhD, DSc (Hon)

 

Dr. Edward G. Gibson, BS, MS, PhD, DSc (Hon), DSM - NASA Astronaut on Skylab IV - Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - http://newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dr. Edward G. Gibson, BS, MS, PhD, DSc (Hon), DSM

Dr. Gibson is an astronaut, research scientist in plasma and solar physics, and  Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Rochester in June 1959; a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Jet Propulsion Option) from the California Institute of Technology in June 1960; and a Ph.D. in Engineering with a minor in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in June 1964.  Dr. Gibson received a Doctor of Science (Honorary) from the University of Rochester in 1974; and a Doctor of Science (Honorary) from Wagner College in 1974.

Dr. Gibson has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and is a record-setting astronaut, corporate leader and experienced speaker that blends the leadership lessons of success in space with the adventures of flight to captivate every audience. Working through Aerospace Partners, LLC, Dr. Gibson served as a member of the Constellation Standing Review Board that made assessments of NASA’s Constellation Program, which is designed to service the International Space Station and return to the Moon. He was also Chairman of the Orion Standing Review Board that accomplished assessments of the Orion Manned Spacecraft Project.

As Senior Vice President and Operations Manager at SAIC for the Technical Support Services Contract at the EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, Dr. Gibson had profit and loss responsibility for the 500-person science and land-data management organization on the $180-million EDC Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC) under the United States Geological Survey (USGS). He was responsible for the performance 400 SAIC employees, 100 subcontractors spread over three subcontracts, and employees in 13 different work locations, including four locations outside of North America.

As Manager of SAIC’s General Sciences Operation, Dr. Gibson had profit and loss responsibility for the 265-person science/data management organization, and he has also consulted to NASA at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Camus Inc. and TRW.

As a NASA Astronaut, Dr. Gibson established the American record of 84 days in space on Skylab III, which lasted for 21 years, after being selected by NASA from 2000 applicants. He also developed lunar space-walk timelines and procedures and served as Capcom for Apollo 12 crew members as they explored the Moon. Dr. Gibson logged 2,200+ hours in high-performance aircraft, 150 hours in helicopters, and 2,014 hours in space.

Dr. Gibson’s leadership experience includes:

  • December 2005 – Present: Public Speaker and Corporate Manager at Aerospace Partners
  • August 2001 – November 2005: Senior Vice President at SAIC
  • July 1999 – August 2001: Vice President, Management Services at Aviation Management Systems
  • September 1977 – June 1999: President, Gibson International Corporation
  • March 1994 – August 1996: President, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • September 1987 – October 1991: Principal, Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc.
  • July 1980 – August 1987: Program Director at TRW, Inc.
  • 1965 – 1980: Astronaut at NASA

Dr. Gibson’s honours and awards include:

  • NASA Distinguished Service Medal presented by President Richard M. Nixon
  • Induction into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame
  • Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College
  • Robert J. Collier and Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophies
  • AAS Flight Achievement and AIAA Haley Astronautics Awards
  • Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Rochester
  • Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Wagner College
  • National Science Foundation and R.C. Baker Fellowships, California Institute of Technology
  • Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • American Astronautical Society’s 1975 Flight Achievement Award

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Dr. Edward G. Gibson is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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