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Happy 60th Birthday To Demarest Astronaut Gregory T. Linteris

Gregory T. Linteris
Gregory T. Linteris Photo Credit: NASA

DEMAREST, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Demarest native Gregory T. Linteris.

The NASA scientist was born Oct. 4, 1957 and turns 60 Wednesday.

He is a graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, class of 1975, and Princeton University, class of 1979. He also earned a master's from Stanford in 1984 and a doctorate from Princeton in 1990.

While at NVRHS, Linteris was a wrestler and advanced to the state tournament.

Linteris, also of Englewood, flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997. He logged over 471 hours in space.

He is a staff scientist in the Fire Research Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD.

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