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
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
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.