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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058

Biographical Data



NAME: Elliot M. See, Jr.
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Dallas, Texas, July 23, 1927.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:

EDUCATION:
Received bachelor of science degree, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Master of Science degree in engineering, University of California at Los Angeles.

MARITAL STATUS:
Married to the former Marilyn J. Denahy of Georgetown, Ohio.

CHILDREN:
Sally, February 22, 1956; Carolyn, November 16, 1957; David, August 12, 1962.

RECREATIONAL INTERESTS:

ORGANIZATIONS:
Member of Society of Experimental Test Pilots; Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

SPECIAL HONORS:

EXPERIENCE:
Naval aviator from 1953 to 1956.

General Electric Company from 1949 to 1953, and 1956 to 1962 as a flight test engineer, group leader, and experimental test pilot. Served as project pilot of J79-8 engine development program in connection with F4H aircraft. Conducted powerplant flight tests on the J-47, J-73, J-79, CJ805 and CJ805 aft-fan engines. This work involved flying in F-86, XF4D, F-104, FllF-lF, RB-66, F4H, and T-38 aircraft. He has logged more than 3,900 hours flying time, including more than 3,300 hours in jet aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
See was selected as an astronaut in the group named in September 1962. He participated in all phases of the astronaut training program and was selected as the pilot of the backup crew for the Gemini 5 flight, and the command pilot for the Gemini 9 flight. He and Major Charles A. Bassett, the pilot for the Gemini 9 flight, were killed on February 28, 1966, during an instrument landing approach at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's St. Louis plant.

ARCHIVAL BIOGRAPHY LAST UPDATED MARCH 1966


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