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Llewellyn, Dr John Anthony 'Tony' (1932-) British-American pilot astronaut, 1967-1968.

Educated Cardiff.

Official NASA Biography

NAME: John Anthony Llewellyn (Ph.D.) NASA Astronaut (former)

PERSONAL DATA: Born April 22, 1933, in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Married to the former Valerie Mya Davies-Jones of Cardiff, Wales. They have three children. His hobbies include scuba diving, swimming, fishing with spear and rod, and boating.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Cardiff High School, Cardiff, United Kingdom, in 1949; received a Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees in Chemistry from the University College of Cardiff in 1955 and 1958, respective

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Radiation Research Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the International Oceanographic Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Royal Institute for Chemistry, and Sigma Xi (Research Honorary).

EXPERIENCE: Llewellyn served as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada, following the award of his doctorate in chemistry. In 1960 he went to Florida State University as a research associate in the Chemistry Department and was subsequently appointed Assistant Professor. In 1964 he was given a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Science and in the Department of Chemistry.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Dr. Llewellyn was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. Having completed initial academic training, he and the other members of this sixth group of astronauts are undergoing pilot training in preparation for future manned space flights.

Dr. Llewellyn withdrew from the program in September 1968 for personal reasons and presently is the Director of Engineering Computing, College of Engineering, University of South Florida.


Birth Place: Cardiff, Wales.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1932.04.22.

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See also
  • Astronaut Category of persons, applied to those trained for spaceflight outside of Russia and China. More...
  • NASA Group 6 - 1967 Requirement: additional scientist-astronauts for Apollo lunar landing and earth-orbit space station missions. Nickname: The Excess Eleven. More...

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  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Llewellyn Chronology

1967 August 4 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 6 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Allen; Chapman; England; Henize; Holmquest; Lenoir; Llewellyn; Musgrave; O Leary; Parker; Thornton, Bill. The group was selected to provide additional scientist-astronauts for Apollo lunar landing and earth-orbit space station missions.. Qualifications: Doctorate in natural sciences, medicine, or engineering. Under 35 years old, under 183 cm height, excellent health. US citizen or willing to become a naturalized citizen.. In response to the poor result of the first scientist-astronaut selection, NASA went ahead with a second round of selections. 923 people applied, of which 69 selected by the National Academy of Sciences for NASA physical and mental evaluation. By the time the new astronauts reported, ambitious Apollo Applications plans had been scrapped, leading to their nickname 'The Excess Eleven'. Seven stayed on through the 1970's and finally got to fly aboard the space shuttle.

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