Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Robert Franklyn

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.07.1936
Birthplace:  Lorain / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  30.06.1966
Selection group:  MOL-2 / NASA-7
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.06.1986
Date of death:  22.03.1996
Place of death:  Duluth / Minnesota

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-5  PLT  11.11. - 16.11.1982 5d 02h 14m 
2  STS-51B  CDR  29.04. - 06.05.1985 7d 00h 08m 
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Total  12d 02h 22m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics from Baldwin Wallace College, 1958; master of science in aeronautics from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1964; Colonel, USMC, Ret.; selected in 1966 for MOL-2, then NASA astronaut; later Director, Technical Advisor to the President, Space Systems Company, Martin Marietta Astronautics; died in a crash of a VK-30 Prototype from Cirrus Design Corp., while testing this light aircraft; hobbies: Skiing, boating, acrobatic flying in open cockpit biplanes, coaching baseball, running.

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