Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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David Matthew

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  21.11.1943
Birthplace:  Ville Platte / Louisiana
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.08.1979
Selection group:  MSE-1
Position:  MSE
Status:  Ret. ??.08.1985

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1973; master of science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974; Commander, USN, Ret.; selected in 1979 for MSE group 1, trained as USAF observer for mission STS-41C, before the USAF decided not to place an observer on this mission (late fall of 1983); his participation in the STS-41C preparations was curtailed at about the same time; he was never officially assigned as a payload specialist, or observer, for mission STS-41C; later Hughes Aircraft, Tucson, Arizona.

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