Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Malcolm Scott

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.05.1925
Birthplace:  Boulder / Colorado
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  eight
Selection date:  02.04.1959
Selection group:  NASA-1
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 10.08.1967
Day of death:  10.10.2013
Place of death:  Denver / Colorado

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Mercury 7  PLT  24.05.1962 4h 56m 
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Total  4h 56m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Mercury 6  Pilot

Additional information

Commander, USN, Ret.; testpilot; Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado, 1949; on leave of absence from NASA, he participated in the U.S. Navy's SEALAB II project; resigned from NASA on 10.08.1967; later worked as engineering consultant and novelist. Two of his eight children are from a second marriage and one more is from his third marriage.

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Last update on October 11, 2013.