Astronaut born in Enid passes away

Astronaut born in Enid passes away. 4/16/2019

ENID, OK (TNN) - An Enid born astronaut passed away Monday.

Owen Garriott was 88 years old.

Garriott's family says he was recovering from a broken neck after falling over the weekend when he had a heart attack.

In the 1960s Garriott was chosen by NASA as one of the first six scientists-astronauts and flew aboard the Skylab Space Station during the Skylab 3 Mission.

Garriot passed away in Huntsville, Alabama, which is known for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

He will be laid to rest in Enid.

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