Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Robert Jackson

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.06.1957
Birthplace:  Fitchburg / Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  five
Selection date:  ??.03.1985
Selection group:  McDonnell Douglas
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.01.1986
Day of death:  19.02.2009
Place of death:  St. Charles County / Missouri

Spaceflights

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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-61B  PSP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in physics from Honors Tutorial College, Universität von Ohio, 1978; master of science in physics from MIT, 1980; joined McDonnell Douglas Company; was selected as backup for STS-61B; assigned for STS-61M; later systems engineer at Joint Direct Attack Munitions; until his death he was engineer with Boeing; was killed in a car accident with a drunken driver.

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