Owen Garriott

Nov 22, 1930 – Apr 15, 2019 (Age 88)


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.

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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...

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

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.

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

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)

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.

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

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