Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Rogers

Russel Lee

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  12.04.1928
Birthplace:  Lawrence / Kansas
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  20.09.1962
Selection group:  X-20
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 10.12.1963
Date of death:  13.09.1967
Place of death:  Kadena AFB / Okinawa, JAPAN

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, 1958; was seleceted for X-20 Dyna-Soar; Lieutenant Colonel, USAF; later again pilot, USAF; died in an explosion of a F-105 near Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan.

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