|David Randolph Scott|
June 6, 1932 |
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Other occupation||Test pilot|
|Time in space||22d 18h 53m|
|Selection||1963 NASA Group 3|
|Total EVAs||5 (Stand up EVA on Apollo 9, 4 EVAs on Apollo 15: 1st EVA was a stand-up, while 3 EVAs were on the moon surface)|
|Total EVA time||20 hours 35 minutes|
|Missions||Gemini 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 15|
|Retirement||October 30, 1977|
David Randolph "Dave" Scott (born June 6, 1932), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon.
As an astronaut, Scott made his first flight into space as pilot of the Gemini 8 mission, along with Neil Armstrong, in March 1966, spending just under eleven hours in low Earth orbit. Scott then spent ten days in orbit as Command Module Pilot aboard Apollo 9, his second spaceflight, along with Commander James McDivitt and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart.
During this mission, Scott became the last American to fly solo in Earth orbit (not counting subsequent untethered EVAs). Scott made his third and final flight into space as commander of the Apollo 15 mission, the fourth human lunar landing, becoming the seventh person to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon.
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Media related to David Scott at Wikimedia Commons
- Scott's official NASA biography
- Astronautix biography of David R. Scott
- Spacefacts biography of David R. Scott
- Scott at Encyclopedia of Science
- David Scott on IMDb