Capt. Ronald Ellwin Evans Jr., USN was an American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. As command module pilot on Apollo 17 he was one of the 24 astronauts to have flown to the Moon, and one of 12 people to have flown to the Moon without landing on it. Before becoming an astronaut, Evans graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and joined the U.S. Navy. After receiving his naval aviator wings, Evans served as a fighter pilot and flew combat during the Vietnam War. In 1964 he received a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Achieving the rank of captain, he retired from the Navy in 1976.
|Born:||Ronald Ellwin Evans Jr, November 10, 1933, St. Francis, Kansas, U.S.|
|Died:||April 7, 1990, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.|
|Other names:||Ron Evans|
|Other occupation:||Naval aviator, engineer|
|Alma mater:||University of Kansas, B.S. 1956, NPS, M.S. 1964|
|Time in space:||12d 13h 52m|
|Selection:||1966 NASA Group 5|
|Total EVA time:||1 hour 5 minutes|
|Retirement:||March 15, 1977|
|IMDb:||Ronald Evans (astronaut)'s IMDb|
About Ronald Evans
Apollo astronaut who served as command module pilot of Apollo 17 in 1972.
Ronald Evans Before Fame
He flew combat missions in Vietnam after completing his flight training in 1957.
Achievement of Ronald Evans
HIs first words when he took his walk in space were slightly less poetic than Neil Armstrong's; he said 'Hot diggity dog!'
Ronald Evans Family Life
He had two children with wife Jan.
Associations of Ronald Evans
He was the backup command module pilot for Charles M. Duke on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Information related to Ronald Evans (astronaut)
- The Astronaut Monument - The Astronaut Monument is a monument commemorating the training of Apollo astronauts in northern Iceland in 1965 and 1967.
- Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, and Phooey , five mice who traveled with Evans in the Apollo 17 command and service module.
- Aviators from Kansas
- Apollo program astronauts
- United States Navy astronauts
- United States Astronaut Hall of Fame inductees
- Recipients of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal
- Naval Postgraduate School alumni
- American astronauts
- American aerospace engineers
- United States Naval Aviators
- Recipients of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal