Karl Gordon Henize

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Birthday
17, 1926
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Oct 5, 1993 (66)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1926
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Oct 5, 1993 (66)

About

NASA astronaut and space scientist who was a part of the Apollo 15 mission. He died in a Mount Everest expedition.

Before Fame

He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia before earning a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Michigan in 1954.

Trivia

He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 1974.

Family Life

He grew up on a farm in Cincinnati.

Associated With

A character loosely based off of Karl appeared in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, produced by Ron Howard.