David McDowell Brown

David McDowell Brown

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Feb 2003 (aged 46)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 46, Grave 1180-3
Memorial ID 7135419 · View Source
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American Astronaut. Born in Arlington, Virginia, he attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and joined the United States 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 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.

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  • 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 .