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Charles Gordon Fullerton
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1936
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 2013
Lancaster
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Astronaut and USAF Officer. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he enlisted in 1958 at the Air Force. In 1964, he was admitted to the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School and after an initial flight training, he was assigned at fly's program of the plane F-86 and later the B-47 bomber. In 1966, he became part of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program and in the same year was selected by NASA's Johnson Space Center as a member of the support crew of Apollo missions 14, 15, 16 and 17. Fullerton was the pilot of Space Shuttle mission STS-3 and Commander of Spacelab 2 mission. From 1988 after his retirement with the rank of colonel, he took part in numerous research projects aerospace, including the B-52 Stratofortress, F111 Pegasus and NASA-Convair 990. During his career, he piloted 136 different types of aircraft with more than 16,000 flight hours. For his nearly 50 years of service, he was honored with numerous awards and medals, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, NASA Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Medals, and both the Iven C. Kincheloe Award and the Ray E. Tenhoff Award from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. He was also inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame. Fullerton died because of complications following a stroke. 
 
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Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Aug 21, 2013
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Charles Gordon Fullerton
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 Added: Aug. 21, 2013
 
 
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