Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Low

George David

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.02.1956
Birthplace:  Cleveland / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  23.05.1984
Selection group:  NASA-10
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 20.02.1996
Day of death:  15.03.2008
Place of death:  Reston / Virginia

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-32  MSP  09.01. - 20.01.1990 10d 21h 00m 
2  STS-43  MSP  02.08. - 11.08.1991 8d 21h 21m 
3  STS-57  MSP  21.06. - 01.07.1993 9d 23h 44m 
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Total  29d 18h 05m 
       

Additional information

Son of former Apollo flight director George Low; bachelor of science in physics engineering from Washington & Lee University, 1978; bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, 1980; master of science in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, 1983; hobbies: Tennis, squash, scuba diving, running; since February 1996 aerospace career with Orbital Sciences Corporation's Launch Systems Group, Dulles, Virginia; since September 2006 he was Senior Vice President and Program Manager for the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Launch Systems Group, Dulles, Virginia; died of colon cancer.

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