A 32-year-old Australian-born physicist working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technical will shortly be named a United States astronaut.
LS Chapman's house in Waltham
MCU Front door of house
MCU Mr. and Mrs. Chapman at dinner with son (several shots)
CU Mrs. Chapman
CU Mr. Chapman with son Peter on his knee, model of Apollo spacecraft and spaceman (several shots)
CU Mr. Chapman on telephone
MCU Mr. Chapman and Mrs. Chapman and son, large toy kangaroo, baby kangaroo in pouch
CU Mr. Chapman.
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Background: A 32-year-old Australian-born physicist working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technical will shortly be named a United States astronaut. Doctor Philip Chapman, a native of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and a naturalized citizen of the United States was among 11 men who are to be added to the U.S. space program within the next few years.
Doctor Chapman came to the United States in April of 1961 after receiving his Master of Arts degree from Sydney University.
He works at the Experimental Astronomy Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and lives in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife Pamela and 6-year-old son Peter.
As news of his impending appointment to the Apollo program of N.A.S.A. (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) became known to news media and friends, he was besieged with telephone calls.
Doctor Chapman became a naturalized U.S. citizen within the last two and one-half months to conform with requirements of the scientific astronaut selection committee. Previously, the astronaut corps has been open only to native-born citizens of the United States.