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David McDowell Brown

  • Birth 16 Apr 1956 Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2003 Texas, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 46 Lot 1180-3
  • Memorial ID 7135419

United States Astronaut. Born in Arlington, Virginia, he attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and joined the US Navy immediately after his internship in 1982. He served as director of medical services at Navy Branch Hospital in Adak, Alaska, became a naval aviator in Beeville, Texas in 1990 and was a US Navy Captain test pilot in 1995. In 1996, he was selected as a Mission Specialist in the NASA Space Shuttle program and was a Astronaut on the shuttle Columbia science and research mission flight on January 16, 2003. On February 1, 2003, NASA lost all contact with the shuttle Columbia just minutes before scheduled landing time. A short time later it was confirmed that the Columbia had exploded over eastern Texas and that there were no survivors.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7135419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David McDowell Brown (16 Apr 1956–1 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7135419, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .