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Watterson, John Brett (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1986.

Bachelor of science in physics from Virginia Military College, 1971. Master of science in engineering physics from U. S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 1976 . Stationed in the Pentagon. Later he joined Hughes Space and Communications, El Segundo, California.

Birth Place: Garden City, New York.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1949.09.10.

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Associated Flights
  • STS-41-E Crew: Mattingly, Shriver, Onizuka, Buchli, Detroye. Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled due to IUS failure. Backup crew: Sundberg.Support crew: Watterson. More...
  • STS-62-A Crew: Crippen, Gardner Guy, Mullane, Ross, Gardner, Aldridge, Watterson. Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. Would have been first launch from the ill-fated SLC-6 launch site at Vandenberg, California. Backup crew: Odle. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Watterson Chronology

1979 August 1 - .
  • DoD Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Casserino; Detroye; Hamel; Higbee; Joseph; Lydon; Payton; Rij; Sefchek; Sundberg; Vidrine; Watterson; Wright. The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF, Navy, or Army 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.. 13 were selected from 222 candidates. The existence of the group was secret until 1985.

1984 July - .
1986 July - .
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