Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Richard E. "Dick"


Richard Cherry

Personal data

Birthdate:  28.07.1932
Birthplace:  Albany, Georgia
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1965
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 04.04.1966
Day of death:  22.02.2015
Place of death:  Merritt Island, Florida

Additional information

Colonel, USAF. Cherry attended Georgia Tech for one year before entering the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1954. He attended MIT where he received a master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Following his retirement from the USAF, Cherry worked for many years at Kennedy Space Center for Aerospace Corporation.


Last update onJune 06, 2022.