Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Gerald Kent


Kent Bankus

Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1943 (?)
Birthplace:  Milan / Missouri
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978
Day of death:  16.02.2016
Place of death:  south of McKenzie / Florida

Additional information

Major, USAF; at the time of his selection assigned at Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection; dies in a car crash together with his wife..


Last update on May 27, 2017.