Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Dwight Curtis (Cowboy)


Dwight Owings

Personal data

Birthdate:  20.01.1932
Birthplace:  Sylacauga, Alabama
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1965
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 04.04.1966
Day of death:  27.09.1966
Place of death:  over Chesapeake Bay

Additional information

Lt. Cdr. , US Navy. He attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute majoring in chemical engineering a year before entering the U.S. Naval Academy on a senatorial appointment, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1956. Lt. Cdr. Owings died aged 34 on September 27, 1966 when his A-6 jet exploded over Chesapeake Bay.


Last update on September 30, 2021.