Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Carter

Manley Lanier, Jr. "Sonny"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.08.1947
Birthplace:  Macon / Georgia
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.05.1984
Selection group:  NASA-10
Position:  MSP
Status:  died 05.04.1991
Date of death:  05.04.1991
Place of death:  Brunswick / Georgia

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-33  MSP  23.11. - 28.11.1989 5d 00h 06m 
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Total  5d 00h 06m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in chemistry from Emory University, 1969; doctorate of medicine from Emory University, 1973; hobbies: Golf, tennis, wrestling, old movies, soccer (he was a professional soccer player from 1970 - 1973, for the Atlanta Chiefs of the NASL); he died in the crash of an Atlantic SE Airlines Flight in Brunswick, Georgia while traveling on NASA business.

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