Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

McKay

John Barron

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  08.12.1922
Birthplace:  Portsmouth / Virginia
Marital status:  married
Children:  eight
Selection date:  ??.??.1960
Selection group:  X-15 1
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1962
Date of death:  27.04.1975
Place of death:  Lancaster / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

He served in World-War-II as pilot of the USN; bachelor of science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1950; then test pilot and flight research engineer at NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California; was chosen in 1960 for X-15 Program (29 flights); died on late complications following a X-15 crash in November 1962; received his astronaut wings in 2005 (posthumly).

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