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LaComb, Maureen Cecil (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1990.

Bachelor of science in radiation health physics from the University of Lowell, 1978. Master of science in computer science from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1979. Assigned to a StarLab mission, but was injured on 16 June 1988 in a car accident in Boston (together with astronaut Puz). Resigned from active astronaut duty in September 1990. Retired from the USAF and worked later in Virginia.

Birth Place: Poughkeepsie, New York.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1956.11.16.

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LaComb Chronology

1982 September 1 - .
  • DoD Astronaut Training Group 2 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Armor; Booen; Holder; James; Jones, Charles; LaComb; Mantz; Odle; Pailes; Puz; Roberts; Sponable; Thompson, David; Yeakel. The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF officers with bachelor's degree in science or engineering; four years experience in flying or space-related activities. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 14 were selected from 63 candidates.

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