Albert Sacco

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Albert Sacco Jr.
Albert Sacco.jpg
BornMay 3, 1949
NationalityAmerican
OccupationProfessor
Space career
WPI Payload Specialist
Time in space
15d 21h 34m
MissionsSTS-73
Mission insignia
Sts-73-patch.png

Albert Sacco Jr. (born May 3, 1949) is an American chemical engineer who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on Shuttle mission STS-73 in 1995.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sacco completed a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston in 1973, and then a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. He then joined the faculty of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, becoming a full professor and rising to department head in 1989.[citation needed]

Sacco accepted the position of Dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University, effective January 1, 2011.[1]

Sacco flew as a payload specialist on STS-73, which launched on October 20, 1995, and landed at the Kennedy Space Center on November 5, 1995.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Columbia Astronaut Named Engineering Dean". On This Day: July 7. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech Today. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2011-07-07.