Albert Sacco Jr
- Category : Travel-Astronaut
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Incarnation 1
American astronaut who blasted into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia 10/20/1995, 9:35 AM, Cape Canaveral, FL. A payload specialist on the second U.S. Micro Gravity Lab mission, he conducted more than 30 scientific and technical investigations on materials, fluids and biological processes in the 16 days of the orbiting lab.
The youngest of four kids, he wanted to be an astronaut from the time he was nine. He earned a B.A. in science from Northeastern University plus a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1977. He became a Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Chemistry Department, where he was the author of over 50 publications. In 1989 he was chosen as an "alternate specialist" for the Space Shuttle Columbia. With no hesitation he moved his wife Terry and family to Houston. He had dreamed of this chance to go into space for 18 years.