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David McDowell Brown

David McDowell Brown
Personal information
NameDavid McDowell Brown
TypeNASA Astronaut
Previous occupationTest pilot
RankCaptain, USN
Time in space15d 22h 20m
SelectionNASA Astronaut Group 16 (1996)

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David McDowell Brown (April 16, 1956 February 1, 2003) was a United States Naval Captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first space flight, 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.

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