NASA Saddened by the passing of Apollo-era astronaut Philip K. Chapman. He was elected in August 1967 to be a member of the Astronaut Group 6, most of whom were scientists rather than pilots.
Chapman was the first American astronaut born in Australia. During the International Year of Geophysics in 1958, he was a neuro / radio physicist at Mawson Antarctic Station as a member of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions. From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
After being elected to the Astronaut Corps, he received a year of training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and he was involved in preparations for the lunar mission by: Serving as a mission scientist specifically for the Apollo 14 mission, Dr. Chapman left the agency in 1972.
Dr. Chapman wants to expand humanity beyond Earth: “We can build a chest for human society to carry out generations of missions.”
His career after leaving NASA is reported on Wikipedia’s Chapman page.Philip Chapman died on April 5, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
In this image from 1968, Dr. Chapman trains in the lunar module, centrifuge and the Apollo mission simulator at the then-manned spacecraft center, now the Johnson Space Center in Hu. Stunned