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Jarvis, Gregory Bruce


Biographical Note

Gregory B. Jarvis was an electrical engineer (BS University at Buffalo, 1967; MA Northwestern University, 1969) who worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company’s Space and Communications Group. When Hughes Aircraft Company was assigned two payload specialist slots for an upcoming NASA mission, Jarvis was selected from a pool of 600 candidates.

Though originally assigned to a March 1985 mission, Jarvis was bumped off the roster. This would happen again twice before he was assigned to the Space Shuttle Challenger. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger broke apart when one of its booster engines failed, killing Gregory Jarvis and his six crewmates.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Gregory B. Jarvis Video Recording collection

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: 9/12/1231
Overview A collection of VHS recordings pertaining to astronaut Gregory B. Jarvis, who was on the Challenger mission in 1986.

Gregory Bruce Jarvis University at Buffalo Flag Carried on the Space Shuttle Challenger

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 9/12/1287
Overview This collection contains a University at Buffalo flag, a commemorative plaque from NASA, photographs of Gregory Jarvis, and printed brochures and newspaper clippings concerning the ceremonies for Jarvis at the University at Buffalo.