Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Smith

Michael John

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.04.1945
Birthplace:  Beaufort / North Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  19.05.1978
Selection group:  NASA-9
Position:  PLT
Status:  died 28.01.1986
Date of death:  28.01.1986
Place of death:  Cape Canaveral / Florida

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in naval science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1967; master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1968; Captain, USN; test pilot; hobbies: Woodworking, running, tennis, squash; died in the Challenger explosion (STS-51L).

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