David M. Brown

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David M. Brown
David McDowell Brown

(1956-04-16)April 16, 1956
DiedFebruary 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 46)
Airspace over Texas
AwardsCongressional Space Medal of Honor
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Previous occupation
Test pilot
RankCaptain, USN
Time in space
15d 22h 20m
SelectionNASA Astronaut Group 16 (1996)
Mission insignia

David McDowell Brown (April 16, 1956 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.

Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but had not served on a space mission prior to the Columbia disaster. Brown was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.[1]

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  1. "DAVID M. BROWN (CAPTAIN, USN)". NASA. February 2003. Retrieved 2019-05-07.

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