Brown, David M.

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Brown, David M. Gender: M
David McDowell Brown
born on 16 April 1956
Place Arlington (Arlington County), Virginia, 38n53, 77w07
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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David M. Brown


America astronaut: David M. Brown – Mission Specialist; Captain 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.

A gymnast at high school, Brown went on to make the varsity team at The College of William & Mary, bachelor's degree in biology. After college he joined the circus, performing as an acrobat, tumbler, stilt-walker and seven-foot-unicycle rider. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School, and joined the Navy immediately after his internship, 1982. Navy captain, pilot and director of medical services at Navy Branch Hospital in Adak, Alaska; Brown became a naval aviator in Beeville, TX, 1990, test pilot school in 1995 and an astronaut in 1996.

He was single and enjoyed a hobby of personal video recording, even taking it along into space.

Link to Wikipedia biography


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


  • Social : Joined group 1982 (Navy)
  • Social : End a program of study 1982 (M.D. degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School)
  • Work : New Job 1990 at 12:00 midnight in Beeville, TX (Naval aviator)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1995 (Test pilot school)
  • Work : New Job 1996 (Astronaut)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 16 January 2003 at 10:39 AM in Cape Canaveral, FL (Launch Columbia, 16-day mission)
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  • Death by Accident 1 February 2003 at 07:53 AM (Reentry explosion, age 46)
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Source Notes

Contributed by Pat Esclavon Hardy, Tampa, FL, citing NASA and CNN news sources


  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (One of seven astronauts)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Reentry explosion)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military