Lawyer, Richard Earl
(1932-2005) American pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.
Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, January 1955. Test pilot. Departed on June 10, 1969 with the cancellation of the MOL Program. Served as Deputy Commander, Operations, Tactical Air War Center, Eglin AFB, Florida. Colonel, USAF, Retired on May 1, 1982. Thereafter self-employed pilot and consultant in the field of flight test. Five grandchildren. Passed away in Palmdale, California.
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California.
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Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.
1965 November 12 -
- USAF MOL Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Adams; Finley; Lawyer; Macleay; Neubeck; Taylor. The group was selected to provide crews for flights of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, a classified military manned space station.. Qualifications: Qualified military pilot; graduate of Aerospace Research Pilot School; serving military officer; US citizen by birth..
2005 November 12 -
- Death of Richard Earl Lawyer at Palmdale, California. Natural causes. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lawyer. Summary: American pilot astronaut, 1965-1969..
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