Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Adams

Michael James "Mike"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.05.1930
Birthplace:  Sacramento / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  12.11.1965
Selection group:  MOL-1 / X-15 4
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 20.07.1966
Day of death:  15.11.1967
Place of death:  Edwards AFB / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1958; Major, USAF, test pilot; 49 combat missions during the Korean War; in 1963 selected as Military Astronaut - Class-4; 1965 selected for MOL-1; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 3; he retired on 20.07.1966; Michael Adams died in a crash of an X-15 aircraft on 15.11.1967 near Edwards AFB, California.

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