Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


David A. "Dave"


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Personal data

Birthplace:  El Paso / Texas
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1996
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 01.05.1996

Additional information

Rear Admiral, USN; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1982; U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (Class 96), 1989; Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; semi finalist in NASA group 16 selection; pilot name: "Decoy"; was F/A 18 E/F AESA team-leader in 2001; flew the Super Hornets; was Program Manager, Precision Strike Weapons; currently Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division China Lake and Point Mugu, California, and the Naval Air Systems Command Deputy for Test and Evaluation.


Last update on April 29, 2018.