Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Robert Sylvester, Jr.


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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.09.1925
Birthplace:  Fillmore, California
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1961
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  11.03.2016
Place of death:  Los Angeles, California

Additional information

Colonel, USAF, Ret.; bachelor of science in electrical engineering; master of science in aeronautical engineering; 1961 as military astronaut - class 1 selected; 1962 Ph.D. from the University of Michigan; Commander of the Aerospace Research Pilot School; Director of Operations for the MOL program; until 1972 working at McDonnell Douglas; vicepresident for tests and logistics at North American Aircraft Corp.


Last update on June 05, 2022.