Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Rushworth

Robert Aitken

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.10.1924
Birthplace:  Madison / Maine
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.??.1958
Selection group:  X-15 2
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1966
Date of death:  18.03.1993
Place of death:  Camarillo / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine, 1951; bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the USAF Institute of Technology, 1954; graduated from the National War College, 1967; Major General, USAF, Ret.; was selected in 1958 for X-15 Program (34 flights); since 1966 Commander of the Air Force Flight Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB; later Vice-Commander of Aeronautical Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (until he retired from active duty); died of heart attack.

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