Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Hal Russell


Personal data

Birthdate:  15.01.1929
Birthplace:  Pocatello / Idaho
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1958
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 09.04.1959
Day of death:  24.07.1963
Place of death:  Cubi Point / Philippines

Additional information

Lieutenant Commander, USN; US Naval Academy, 1946; Test Pilot School Class 18, 1957; one of 32 semi finalists in NASA group 1 selection; deceased due to injuries suffered in the crash of his F-8 into Subic Bay, Philippines.


Last update on February 26, 2015.