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David M. Brown

David M. Brown

  • Status: Lost In Flight
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 04/16/1956
  • Date of Death: 02/01/2003
  • First Flight: 01/16/2003
  • Last Flight: 01/16/2003


David M. Brown, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but had not served on a space mission prior to the Columbia disaster. Brown was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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