Michael John Smith
Born: 30 April 1945, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Died: 28 January 1986 (Challenger explosion)
Group: NASA Group 9 (19 May 1980)
|Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:|
|51-L||28 January 1986||73 seconds|
Smith, pilot on 51-L, was a captain in the United States Navy. He held a bachelor of science degree in naval science from the United States Naval Academy. He also had a masters degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He left behind a wife and three children.