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Military Spaceflight Engineer Astronaut


Astronauts trained for military spaceflight but not to pilot spacecraft.

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  • Vidrine Vidrine, David Matthew (1943-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Sundberg Sundberg, Eric Edward (1945-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Later stationed at Pentagon. Retired from USAF in August 1997. Later with NRO. More...
  • Lydon Lydon, Malcolm Webb (1946-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1986. More...
  • Sefchek Sefchek, Paul Andrew (1946-1997) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Wright Wright, Keith Charles (1947-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Director, Satellite Control Facility in Sunnyvale. Later with Sparta Corporation, El Segundo, California. More...
  • Payton Payton, Gary Eugene (1948-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut. Flew on STS-51-C. More...
  • Watterson Watterson, John Brett (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1986. More...
  • Higbee Higbee, Terry Alan (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Joseph Joseph, Daryl James (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Rij Rij, Jerry Jerome (1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Served at Onizuka AFB, California. Retired from the Air Force in 1995. Thereafter worked in private industry in Virginia. More...
  • Armor Armor, James Burton Jr (1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1985. More...
  • Hamel Hamel, Michael Anthony (1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Odle Odle, Randy Thomas (1951-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1986. More...
  • Pailes Pailes, William Arthur (1952-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut. Flew on STS-51-J. More...
  • Jones, Charles Jones, Charles Edward 'Chuck' (1952-2001) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. Killed in 9-11 hijacking. More...
  • Mantz Mantz, Michael Ray (1953-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Crombie Crombie, Robert Buck (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. More...
  • Puz Puz, Craig Anton (1954-2008) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1990. More...
  • Roberts Roberts, Katherine Eileen Sparks (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • DeArmond DeArmond, Frank Maxton (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. More...
  • Detroye Detroye, Jeffrey Eliot (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Bachelor of science in astronautical engineering from USAF Academy, 1977. From 1986 worked as a Shuttle Flight Controller. More...
  • Staib Staib, David Paul Jr (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. Left the astronaut corps in July 1988. Later worked at the Pentagon, then at Colorado Springs. More...
  • Casserino Casserino, Frank James (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Sponable Sponable, Jess Mitchell (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Thompson, David Thompson, William David (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1985. Retired from the USAF in 1987. Later President Spectrum Technology, Los Angeles. More...
  • Yeakel Yeakel, Glenn Scott (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1988. Master of science in astronautical engineering from USAF Academy, 1978. Stationed at the US State Department. Later with National Reconnaissance Office. More...
  • James James, Larry Dean (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Holder Holder, Livingston Lionel Jr 'Livvy' (1956-) African-American engineer USAF spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1988. Later worked for the Boeing Company, then Vice President of Space Systems, Andrews Space. More...
  • LaComb LaComb, Maureen Cecil (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1990. More...
  • Carretto Carretto, Joseph Anthony Jr (1957-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. More...
  • Booen Booen, Michael Warren (1957-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Tittle Tittle, Theresa Mary Stevens (1960-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. Graduated in operations research from the USAF Academy, 1982. US Air Force operations specialist, stationed in the Pentagon. Later a Shuttle Flight Controller at the JSC. More...

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