Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Elliot McKay, Jr.

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  23.07.1927
Birthplace:  Dallas / Texas
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  17.09.1962
Selection group:  NASA-2
Position:  CDR
Status:  died 28.02.1966
Date of death:  28.02.1966
Place of death:  St. Louis / Missouri

Spaceflights

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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 5  PLT

Additional information

Bachelor of science from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1949; master of science in Engineering from University of California-Los Angeles, 1962; test pilot for General Electric Company; was assigned for Gemini 9; died together with Charles Bassett in the crash of a T-38 jet.

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