Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Thompson

Milton Orville

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  04.05.1926
Birthplace:  Crookston / Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  five
Selection date:  20.09.1962
Selection group:  X-20 / X-15 3
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 28.05.1965
Date of death:  06.08.1993
Place of death:  Lancaster / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Washington, 1953; Lieutenant Commander USNR, ret.; was selected as pilot for X-20 Dyna-Soar; then selected for the X-15 program (14 flights); later Director of Research Projects, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California; chief engineer at Dryden until his death.

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