Thompson, William David
(1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1985. Retired from the USAF in 1987. Later President Spectrum Technology, Los Angeles.
Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the USAF Academy, 1978. Master of science in electrical engineering from the Stanford University, 1981.
Birth Place: Charleston, West Virginia.
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Thompson, David 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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