Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Thorne

Stephen Douglas

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.02.1953
Birthplace:  Frankfurt-on-Main / GERMANY
Marital status:  married
Children:  none
Selection date:  04.06.1985
Selection group:  NASA-11
Position:  PLT
Status:  died 24.05.1986
Date of death:  24.05.1986
Place of death:  Alta Loma / Texas

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in systems engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, 1975; Lieutenant Commander, USN; USN test pilot school class 80; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 10; hobbies: Baseball, running, reading, general aviation; lost his life in an airplane crash in a Pitts 2A sports aircraft (together with the pilot J. Simons).

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