Stuart Roosa - Arlington, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 52.626 W 077° 04.261
18S E 320348 N 4305176
Quick Description: Grave honoring Apollo 14 Command Module Pilot in section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2021 1:55:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM13YB0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Thot
Views: 2

Long Description:
Stuart Allen Rossa was the pilot of the Apollo 14 module as well as the father of the moon tree as he worked for the forest service as a fire jumper prior to career as a military pilot. His grave is adorned with the Apollo 14 rocket on the front and the Apollo 14 mission logo on the back. Also there is a 2nd generation moon tree planted nearby, also a waymark.

Roosa was one of 19 people selected as part of the astronaut class of 1966. He was the Capsule communicator (CAPCOM) at the Launch Complex 34 blockhouse during the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967. In 1969, he served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 9 mission. On Apollo 14 he spent 33 hours in solo orbit around the Moon, conducting an extensive series of experiments. On the Apollo 14 mission Roosa carried seeds from loblolly pine, sycamore, sweet gum, redwood, and Douglas fir trees as part of a joint U.S. Forest Service/NASA project. The seeds were germinated on his return and planted throughout the United States, becoming known as the "Moon Trees". Following Apollo 15, Roosa served as backup Command Module Pilot for Apollo 16 and Apollo 17, and based on crew rotations, would probably have commanded one of the last Apollo missions had they not been cancelled. He was assigned to the Space Shuttle program until his retirement as a colonel from the Air Force in 1976. Roosa logged 5,500 hours of flying time; 5,000 hours in jet aircraft. He also logged 217 hours in space.


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Amount of time an average person would spend here: Up to 2 hours

Accessible?: yes

Location is wheelchair accessible?: No

How Long a Hike: Not listed

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