Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Gordon

Henry Charles

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  23.12.1925
Birthplace:  Valparaiso / Indiana
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  20.09.1962
Selection group:  X-20
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 10.12.1963
Date of death:  24.09.1996
Place of death:  Peoria / Arizona

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Colonel, USAF, Ret.; Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the Purdue University, 1950; master of business administration from the University of Southern California, 1966; flew combat mission in the Korean-War and over Vietnam; on 19.09.1962 selected as X-20 Dyna-Soar pilot; then training on Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California; resigned on 10.12.1963 after the program had been given up; worked in different departments of the USAF; he has died on 24.09.1996.

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