Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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John Sumter

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  25.09.1934
Birthplace:  Memphis / Tennessee
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  04.04.1966
Selection group:  NASA-5
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 16.07.1968
Day of death:  11.08.2008
Place of death:  South Lake Tahoe / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Lieutenant Commander, USN, Ret.; test pilot; bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Rice University, 1957; master of science and Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University, 1971 and 1973, respectively; resigned of medical reasons (pulmonary disease); later Deputy Chief, Information Sciences Division, NASA Ames Research Center; hobbies: Swimming, golf and flying.

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