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Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

Robert Lawrence

Born: 2 October 1935, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 8 December 1967 (Crash of a F-104 at Edwards AFB, California)

Group: USAF MOL Group 3 (30 June 1967)

Status: Deceased

  BS (Chemistry), Bradley University, 1956
  Ph.D (Nuclear Chemistry), Ohio State University, 1965

Trained for the MOL until his death. Lawrence was the first African-American to be chosen for spaceflight training. Had he lived, he would have been eligible to transfer to NASA when the MOL was cancelled.


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