Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Karl Gordon

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  17.10.1926
Birthplace:  Cincinnati / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  04.08.1967
Selection group:  NASA-6
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.04.1986
Date of death:  05.10.1993
Place of death:  Mt. Everest / NEPAL

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51F  MSP  29.07. - 06.08.1985 7d 22h 45m 
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Total  7d 22h 45m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in mathematics, 1947, and master of arts in astronomy, 1948, both from the University of Virginia; Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Michigan, 1954; he served in different observatories; later Senior Scientist in the Space Physics Branch, Space and Life Sciences, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; he died of high altitude pulmonary edema while attempting to summit the north face of Mount Everest in Tibet, China; hobbies: Home computers, stamp collecting, astronomy, racquetball, baseball, skin diving, mountain climbing.

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