For the rugby league footballer of the 2000s, and 2010s, see Anthony England.
Anthony W. England
(1942-05-15) May 15, 1942 (age 74)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Anthony Wayne England
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. and M.S. 1965, Ph.D. 1970
Time in space
7d 22h 45min
1967 NASA Group 6
August 31, 1988
Anthony Wayne England (born May 15, 1942), better known as Tony England, is an American, former NASA astronaut. Selected in 1967, England was among a group of astronauts who served as backups during the Apollo and Skylab programs. Like most others in his class, he flew during the Space Shuttle program, serving as a mission specialist on STS-51F in 1985. He has logged more than 3,000 hours of flying time and 188 hours in space.
England helped develop and use radars to probe the Moon on Apollo 17 and glaciers in Washington and Alaska. He participated in and led field parties during two seasons in Antarctica.
England is currently dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus.
1.1 Early years and education
1.2.1 Space shuttle flight
1.3 Post-NASA career
2 Awards and honors
4 External links
Early years and education
England was born May 15, 1942, in Indianapolis, Indiana, but his hometown is West Fargo, North Dakota. He attended primary school in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from high school in North Dakota. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Earth and planetary sciences (course 12A) in 1965, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Earth and planetary sciences in 1970. England was a graduate fellow at MIT for the three years immediately preceding his first assignment to NASA.
England was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967, as part of the 6th astronaut selection. At 25 years 81 days old, he was the youngest candidate to be selected up to that time. He subsequently completed the initial academic training and a 53-week course in flight training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, and served as a support crewman for the Apollo 13 and 16 flights. He was also an EVA