Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Petersen

Forrest Silas "Pete"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.05.1922
Birthplace:  Holdrege / Nebraska
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1958
Selection group:  X-15 2
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 10.01.1962
Date of death:  08.12.1990
Place of death:  Omaha / Nebraska

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Additional information

Vice Admiral, USN, Ret.; bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1944; bachelor of science and master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1952 and 1953, respectively; was selected in 1958 for X-15 Program (5 flights); since 1962 Deputy Chief of Naval Materia; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare and Commander of Naval Air Systems Command; retired from active duty in May 1980. He died of cancer.

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