National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
NAME: Elliot M. See, Jr.
- NASA Astronaut
- Dallas, Texas, July 23, 1927.
- Received bachelor of science degree, U.S. Merchant
Marine Academy; Master of Science degree in engineering, University of
California at Los Angeles.
- Married to the former Marilyn J. Denahy of Georgetown, Ohio.
- Sally, February 22, 1956; Carolyn, November 16, 1957;
David, August 12, 1962.
- Member of Society of Experimental Test Pilots;
Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
- 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.
- 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.
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