Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates




Personal data

Birthdate:  22.08.1935
Birthplace:  Fall River, Massachusetts
Marital status:  
Children:  three
Selection date:  14.05.1986
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Additional information

One of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from Connecticut; in 1986 working for INN. Dean is a former weekend news anchor for CBS Evening News, as well as ABC’s Good Morning America. While a correspondent for CBS News for 20 years and ABC News for 14 years, his many assignments included the U.S. space program, political campaigns and the Vietnam War. Dean reported on the Invasion of Grenada, the Falklands War and Cuba from the early days of the Castro regime up to the present. He reported on Iran during the hostage crisis, from Somalia during the U.S. intervention, the turmoil in Israel and the Palestinian Territory and the military action in Kosovo involving U. S. Marines. He covered Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, the NATO air attacks in Belgrade, the terror bomb blast on the USS Cole bombing in Yemen, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and the U.S. retaliation in Sudan, as well as the first terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in 1993. Dean is a freelance writer, occasionally writing on subjects of personal interest, including stories about the Boston Red Sox and his latest journey to Cuba, 50 years after his 1959 interview with Fidel Castro.


Last update on March 01, 2021.