Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


David Mathieson


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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.05.1944
Birthplace:  Columbus / Georgia
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 15.04.1996
Date of death:  23.04.2001
Place of death:  Houston / Texas


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51A  PLT  08.11. - 16.11.1984 7d 23h 44m 
2  STS-30  CDR  04.05. - 08.05.1989 4d 00h 56m 
3  STS-53  CDR  02.12. - 09.12.1992 7d 07h 19m 
4  STS-69  CDR  07.09. - 18.09.1995 10d 20h 28m 
Total  30d 04h 27m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1966; Captain, USN, Ret.; was chosen for STS-61G; was nominated for STS-44 but grounded, because of a dangerous aircraft incident; hobbies: Reading, music, variety of sports; then Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for NDC Voice Corporation, Southern California; later Global Industry Manager (Aerospace) for DuPont Safety Resources in Wilmington, Delaware; died of cancer.


Last update on July 03, 2009.