Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Walker

Charles David

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  29.08.1948
Birthplace:  Bedford / Indiana
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  01.07.1983
Selection group:  McDonnell Douglas
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 03.12.1985

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41D  PSP  30.08. - 05.09.1984 6d 00h 57m 
2  STS-51D  PSP  12.04. - 19.04.1985 6d 23h 55m 
3  STS-61B  PSP  27.11. - 03.12.1985 6d 21h 04m 
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Total  19d 21h 56m 
       

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University, 1971; one honorary doctorate degree; Chief Test Engineer with McDonnell Douglas Company; hobbies: Model rocketry, photography, running, hiking, scuba diving, reading, collecting books on space, bonsai; currently Senior Manager of Space Programs Development and Marketing with the Boeing Company; President National Space Society.

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Last update on July 05, 2009.