Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

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Tommie Douglas

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.02.1929
Birthplace:  Rison / Arkansas
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1963
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  29.08.1984
Place of death:  Edwards AFB / California

Additional information

Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Ret.; bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering; 1963 as military astronaut - class-3 selected; later testpilot at Rockwell; on 29.08.1984 deceased (crash of B-1 prototype No. 2 near the Edwards AFB).

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