Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Walker

Joseph Albert

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.02.1921
Birthplace:  Washington / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1960
Selection group:  X-15 1
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 22.08.1963
Date of death:  08.06.1966
Place of death:  Barstow / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of arts in physics from Washington and Jefferson College, 1942; one honorary doctorate degree; pilot in World War II; Captain USAF, Ret.; selected in 1960 for X-15 Program (25 flights); NASA testpilot; died in an air crash of a F-104 and a XB-70; received his astronaut wings in 2005 (posthumly).

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Last update on July 05, 2009.