Thomas Akers

Thomas Akers is Born: May 20, 1951

Today astronaut Tom Akers was born in St. Louis. He grew up in Eminence and graduated from Eminence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1973 and 1975, respectively.

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October 6, 1990

Astronaut, Tom Akers, lifted off on the first of his four space shuttle flights. Akers was born in St. Louis and grew up in Eminence, MO. He graduated from high school in Eminence and from the Missouri Science & Technology University in Rolla. (Bachelors & Masters Degrees)