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Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/04/1955
  • First Flight: 11/15/1990
  • Last Flight: 03/04/1994


Charles D. Gemar, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Charles Donald “Sam” Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota.

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