Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Fullerton

Charles Gordon

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.10.1936
Birthplace:  Rochester / New York
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  30.06.1966
Selection group:  MOL-2 / NASA-7
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.10.1986
Day of death:  21.08.2013
Place of death:  Lancaster / California

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-3  PLT  22.03. - 30.03.1982 8d 00h 04m 
2  STS-51F  CDR  29.07. - 06.08.1985 7d 22h 46m 
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Total  15d 22h 50m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science and master of science in mechanical engineering from CalTech, 1957 and 1958 respectively; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; selected in 1966 for MOL-2 ; in 1977 he was pilot of the first, third and fifth test flight with the Space Shuttle Enterprise (ALT); hobbies: Woodworking, photography, tennis, racquetball; later he was research pilot at NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards AFB; until December 31, 2007 he was project pilot for Propulsion Controlled Aircraft Program; later he was retired.

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