|Birthplace:||Noblesville / Indiana|
|Selection group:||X-20 / X-15 4|
|Date of death:||07.05.2004|
|Place of death:||Duarte / California|
Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from USAF Institute of Technology, 1958; selected as pilot of X-20 Dyna-Soar program; flight training Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California; the program was given up on 10.12.1963; then test pilot on Edwards AFB, following duty as pilot in the X-15 program (16 flights); resigned from USAF 1982; from 1988 - 1992 he was mayor of Palmdale; in 1996 he was elected to the California State Senate; died of leukemia.
Last update on July 05, 2009.