Loren Acton

Loren Acton DEMDemocrat

Astronaut

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Loren ActonDEMDemocrat Astronaut
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Loren Wilber Acton (born 7 March 1936) is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. He is also the father of Cheryll Glotfelty, a leading ecocritic.

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Colorado
Montana State University
University of Colorado Boulder
Doctor of Philosophy
1965
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Research Professor
Montana State University, Bozeman
1993 - Current
Senior Consulting Specialist
Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory
1964 - 1993
Payload Specialist
Space Shuttle Challenger
1985
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Chair
Solar Observatory Council, Association of University for Research in Astronomy
2003 - 2006
Member
National Advisory Board, Museum of the Rockies
1987 - 2006
Full Member
International Academy of Astronautics
1993 - Current
Founder
Association of Space Explorers
1985 - Current
Chair
Solar Physics Division, American Astronomical Society
1979 - 1980
Fellow
American Association for Advancement of Science
1970 - Current
Member
International Astronomical Union
1968 - Current
Member
American Astronomical Society
1962 - Current