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John P. Stapp

AKA John Paul Stapp

Born: 11-Jul-1910
Birthplace: Bahia, Brazil
Died: 13-Nov-1999
Location of death: Alamogordo, NM
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rocket sled pioneer

Military service: USAF (1944-70)

Father: Charles Franklin Stapp (b. 15-Sep-1881, d. 1956)
Mother: Mary Louise Shannon (b. 4-Feb-1879, d. 1940)
Brother: Robert Grady Stapp (b. 15-Jan-1912)
Brother: Carlos Celso Stapp (b. 11-Dec-1913)
Brother: Wilford Lee Stapp (b. 22-Sep-1918)
Wife: Lillian Lanese (m. 23-Dec-1957)

    High School: San Marcos Baptist Academy, San Marcos, TX
    University: BA English, Baylor University (1931)
    University: MA Zoology, Baylor University (1932)
    Teacher: Decatur College
    University: PhD Biophysics, University of Texas at Austin (1940)
    Medical School: MD, University of Minnesota (1944)
    Professor: University of Southern California

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration consultant
    NASA consultant
    American Rocket Society President
    Defense Distinguished Service Medal
    Ig Nobel Prize Engineering (2003)
    Legion of Merit
    National Aviation Hall of Fame
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1991

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 12-Sep-1955, DETAILS: Space Surgeon Stapp


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