Guy began his career as an Air Force fighter pilot and test pilot. As a NASA Astronaut, he worked in many areas of space shuttle and space station development and support. His two flights in space were as pilot of Space Shuttle missions STS-27, launching a DoD payload, and STS-35, carrying the ASTRO-1 astronomy laboratory.
Guy’s government leadership positions have included Head of the USAF Test Pilot School, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Flight (Russian Programs) with the primary role of Program Director of the joint U.S./Russian space flight program Shuttle-Mir, Director of the FAA Technical Center, and FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety (leading the government organization responsible for regulation and oversight of civil aviation safety).
Since leaving government
service, Guy has served as a high school mathematics
and physics teacher, a consultant in risk management and space flight
development, a research manager and teacher at
In 2014, Guy backpacked 2185 miles from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail.
The awesome Linda Gardner is Guy’s wife of over 45 years, and has served as an elementary school teacher and art teacher. They have three adult children and three grand children.
Guy’s volunteer activities have included: member of various advisory boards, speaker to school and civic groups, youth group leader, adult and youth Sunday school teacher, and Explorer Post leader.
For a more detailed biography with links to various organizations he has served, go to http://www.guygardner.com/biodetails.html.