Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates




Personal data

Birthdate:  17.06.1931
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  14.05.1986
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Additional information

One of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from Indiana; in 1986 working as freelancer. American writer and runner. He has contributed to Runner's World magazine longer than any other writer. He is the author of 34 books, including the best-selling Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide. He has worked as a freelance writer since 1959, and has written a variety of subjects including a children's book that was made into an animated feature. He ran eight times in the United States Olympic Trials and won four World Masters Championships. He is one of the founders of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Higdon has worked as a freelance writer since 1959, covering various subjects including politics for the New York Times Magazine, science for National Geographic, business for Playboy and aviation for Air & Space Smithsonian. In 1963, Sports Illustrated published his article "On the Run from Dogs and People," which was expanded into a book in 1971.


Last update on March 01, 2021.