Biographies of U.S. astronauts

Bassett

Charles Arthur II "Charlie"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.12.1931
Birthplace:  Dayton / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  PLT
Status:  deceased
Date of death:  28.02.1966
Place of death:  St. Louis / Missouri

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Texas Technological College, 1960; Captain, USAF; test pilot in the Fighter Projects Office at Edwards AFB; in 1963 selected as Military Astronaut - Class 3; then selected for the Gemini 9 mission; he and Elliott M. See, Jr. , the command pilot for the Gemini 9 flight, were killed during an instrumental landing approach at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's facility in St.Louis, Missouri.

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