Space flight participant,
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
August 8, 1940, New York, USA.
He graduated in 1962 from the New York University engineering college
with Bachelor's degree in astronautics. In 1964 he took his Master's degree
in engineering from Rensellaer University. In 1970 he took a course at
the Anderson school of management of California University, Los Angeles.
Divorced. He has a daughter and two sons.
AWARDS AND TITLES:
Master's degree in engineering.
In 1963 he started working as an aerospace engineer in NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. He calculated trajectories for interplanetary probes of the
Mariner series, in particular, he participated in the program of robotic
missions to Mars and Venus.
In 1972 he founded his company Wilshire Associates Inc. in Santa Monica,
California. The same year he developed the Wilshire aggregate market index
(Wilshire 5000), which is the most widely used index in the securities
market. Official representatives of the US Federal Reserve System call
this index the barometer of the US economy. At present, Wilshire Associates
Incorporated is the leading provider of services in the areas of management,
consulting and investment technologies.
Since October 9, 2000, he has been training at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training
Center for a flight to the Russian space station Mir as a space tourist.
That flight did not took place because of Mir de-orbiting.