Charles Bassett

Charles Bassett

Status: Lost In Training
12/30/1931 – 2/28/1966
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Charles Arthur “Charlie” Bassett II, Major, USAF was an American electrical engineer and United States Air Force test pilot. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963 and assigned to Gemini 9, but died in an airplane crash during training for his first spaceflight.

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