Clark, Laurel B.

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Clark, Laurel B. Gender: F
Laurel Blair Salton Clark
born on 10 March 1961
Place Ames, Iowa, 42n02, 93w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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Laurel B. Clark


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ramon, Ilan (born 20 June 1954)


  • 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 : New Job April 1996 (Accepted NASA space program)
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  • 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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  • Death by Accident 1 February 2003 at 07:53 AM (Reentry explosion, age 41)
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Source Notes

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)