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Michael John Smith

Born: 30 April 1945, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 28 January 1986 (Challenger explosion)

Group: NASA Group 9 (19 May 1980)

Status: Deceased


Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
51-L 28 January 1986 73 seconds

  BS (Naval Science), United States Naval Academy, 1967
  MS (Aeronautical Engineering), US Naval Postgraduate School, 1968

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.


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