Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Edward Higgins II

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.11.1930
Birthplace:  San Antonio / Texas
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.09.1962
Selection group:  NASA-2
Position:  PLT
Status:  died 27.01.1967
Date of death:  27.01.1967
Place of death:  Cape Canaveral / Florida

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 4  PLT  03.06. - 07.06.1965 4d 01h 56m 
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Total  4d 01h 56m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 7  Command Pilot

Additional information

Bachelor of science from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 1952; master of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan, 1959; Lieutenant Colonel, USAF; test pilot; he performed first EVA by an U.S. astronaut; died in the launch pad fire of Apollo 1; hobbies: Handball, squash, swimming, golf, photography.

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Last update on June 02, 2012.