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John Sumter Bull
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1934
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 2008
South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado County
California, USA

NASA Astronaut -
*Bachelor of Science Degree - Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 1957.
*Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford, 1971;
*PhD. in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford, 1973.

Member of - Society Experimental Test Pilots - Sigma Tau Engineering Fraternity - Tau Beta Pi Engineering Fraternity - Sigma Xi - American Helicopter Society - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Military - United States Navy.
Flight training - Kingsville, Texas.
He flew F-3 Demons while assigned to VF-114 at the Naval Air Station in Mirimar, California, including F-3 Demon and F-4 Phanton II.
Served - three tours on WESTPAC cruises aboard the carriers USS Ranger, USS Hancock, and USS Kitty-Hawk.

Graduated from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, February, 1964.
Assigned as project test pilot in the Carrier Suitability Branch at the Naval Air Test Ceneter at Patuxent River, Maryland, March, 1964 - April, 1966.

Logging more than 2,100 hours flying time;1,800 hours in jet aircraft.

Resigned from astronaut duty - 1968, due to pulmonary disease, returning to Stanford University graduate school, and received a Ph.D, 1973.

At NASA Ames Research Center from 1973 - 1985, he conducted simulation and flight test research in advance flight systems for helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. From 1986 until his retirement, he managed NASA wide research programs in autonomous systems technology for space applications. He also provided consulting services for aerospace research and technology programs.



 
 
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 Children:
  Jeffrey T. Bull (1965 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Hillview Section - Subdivision 12
 
Created by: Lin
Record added: Mar 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86373866
John Sumter Bull
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John Sumter Bull
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