Owen Garriott

  • Born: November 22, 1930
  • Died: April 15, 2019
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Owen Garriott

Skylab and space shuttle astronaut

Owen Garriott was a NASA astronaut-engineer who flew aboard Skylab 3 in 1973 and was part of the crew for Space Shuttle Columbia in 1983. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Somehow I missed the announcement of his passing. He was special to me because I was the first person to intercept his 2 meter HAM radio broadcast from the Space Shuttle Columbia. I received a coveted QRL card from him (W5LFL) after submitting my report to the ARRL. SCAN magazine also published a four page account of the event and a copy of my recording of the event was played at the Air and Space Museum during the 1985 National Boy Scout Jamboree. My condolences to his family. I will never forget my encounter with this hero. KB7YTP

Posted by Scott G Edwards - Gladstone, OR   July 23, 2019

What an awesome experience to be part of history as Mr. Garriott has been. An unforgettable moment. I express my condolences to his family, fellow astronaut family and his dear friends.
Just as God knows all the stars and doesn't forget them, God will not forget Mr. Garriott.
Psalm 147:4

Posted by A friend   May 29, 2019

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his contribution to history and science. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - DE   May 15, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Garriott. May the God of all comfort sustain each of you in this difficult time.

Posted by R L - NC   May 03, 2019


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   April 25, 2019

Sincere condolences on your loss of such an accomplished loved one, Owen. His legacy will live on and eases the sorrow. God will comfort and sustain you during this difficult time because he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Posted by - GA   April 22, 2019

Thank you Owen for all you did for American Astronauts and your wonderful family. May you circle the sun and galaxy forever and smile upon us.

Posted by Jerry Thompson - San Antonio, TX   April 20, 2019

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   April 18, 2019

May our Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Posted by Aulenbacher family - Erie, PA   April 17, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Garriott family, especially to Richard and Robert whom I worked with for a couple of years. Hold tight to the wonderful memories as they will ease your sorrow. God Speed Owen.

Posted by Dorothy Sheehan - Round Rock, TX   April 17, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Owen made a great mark in history....

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2019



Posted by Glen James Hausfeld - Minneapolis, MN   April 17, 2019

Thank you for your service, sir, both on the water and in the skies. This grateful nation made progress under your watch.

Posted by Claudia McCulloch - Franklin, TN   April 17, 2019

Thank you for your Naval service, and for your service in the space program. Condolences to your family and friends at this time, and we thank your family for their sacrifices as well. Rest in peace.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to the family. Mr. Marriott will be missed greatly. May God grant you peace and courage in this time of distress.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019

Thank you for your service to our country, and for the integral contributions to space exploration and engineering. An extraordinary body of work, accomplished by a National Hero.

Posted by - SF Bay Area, CA   April 16, 2019

My condolences to Mr. Garriott's family. Thank you for your service. God Bless.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   April 16, 2019

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Owen Garriott