Wood, Robert Jackson
(1957-2009) American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986.
Bachelor of science in physics from Honors Tutorial College, University of Ohio, 1978. Master of science in physics from MIT, 1980. McDonnell-Douglas engineer. Commercial Payload Specialist Selection 1 on June 26, 1983. Unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 13. Systems engineer on the Joint Direct Attack Munitions program. Killed when rear-ended by drunken driver.
Birth Place: Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
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STS-61-M Crew: Shriver, O Connor, Lee, Ride, Fisher William, Wood Robert. Planned TDRS/IUS deployment shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. Backup crew: Walker. More...
STS-71-D Crew: Wood Robert. Planned shuttle mission for deployment of commercial communications satellites. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. Backup crew: Walker. More...
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Wood, Robert Chronology
1986 July -
1987 February -
- STS-71-D (cancelled) - .
Crew: Wood, Robert. Backup Crew: Walker. Payload: Communications satellites. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wood, Robert; Walker. Program: STS. Flight: STS-71-D. Spacecraft: Columbia. Summary: Planned shuttle mission for deployment of commercial communications satellites. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. .
2009 February 19 -
- Death of Robert Jackson Wood at St. Charles County, Missouri - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wood, Robert. Summary: American physicist payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986..
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