Clark, Laurel B.
|Birthname||Laurel Blair Salton Clark|
|born on||10 March 1961|
|Place||Ames, Iowa, 42n02, 93w37|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°56' or|
American astronaut: Laurel B. Clark, M.D. – Mission Specialist; Commander USN Space Shuttle Columbia. The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 2/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST overhead from California to Texas. All seven astronauts were lost.
Clark received a Bachelor's degree in zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983; doctorate in medicine, UW-Madison, 1987, a career Navy commander who worked as a diving medical officer aboard submarines and a naval flight surgeon. She was accepted by NASA in April 1996 after a failed first attempt. During the Columbia flight mission, Clark was a medical and biological researcher investigating such topics as gene transfer implants and the way bones loose calcium in free fall.
Clark is one of nine kids, married to Naval Capt. Jonathan, one son and two Scottish named cats. Her personal interests were in scuba diving, parachuting, hiking, camping, animals and people.
- associate relationship with Anderson, Michael P. (born 25 December 1959)
- associate relationship with Brown, David M. (born 16 April 1956)
- associate relationship with Chawla, Kalpana (born 1 July 1961)
- associate relationship with Husband, Rick Douglas (born 12 July 1957)
- associate relationship with McCool, William C. (born 23 September 1961)
- associate relationship with Ramon, Ilan (born 20 June 1954)
- compare to chart of Space: Columbia Disaster (STS 107) (born 1 February 2003)
- Social : End a program of study 1983 (Bachelor's degree, Univ. of Wisconsin)
- Social : End a program of study 1987 (M.D., University of Wisconsin)
- Work : Begin Major Project 16 January 2003 at 10:39 AM in Cape Canaveral, FL (Launch of Columbia, 16-day mission)
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Contributed by Pat Esclavon Hardy, Tampa, FL, citing NASA and CNN news sources
- Family : Childhood : Family large (Nine kids)
- Personal : Death : Accidental (Reentry explosion)
- Vocation : Medical : Physician
- Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Research)
- Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia)