Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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David McDowell

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.04.1956
Birthplace:  Arlington / Virginia
Marital status:  single
Children:  none
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  died 01.02.2003
Date of death:  01.02.2003
Place of death:  over Texas

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-107  MSP  16.01. - 01.02.2003 15d 22h 20m 
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Total  15d 22h 20m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in biology from College of William and Mary, 1978; doctorate in medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1982; Captain, USN; flight surgeon; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 15; recreational interests include flying and bicycle tours, during college time he performed in the Circus Kingdom as an acrobat, 7 foot unicyclist and stilt walker; died in the Columbia tragedy (STS-107) on February 01, 2003.

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