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Vidrine, David Matthew
Vidrine
Vidrine
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American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985.

Status: Inactive; Active 1979-1985. Born: 1943-11-21. Birth Place: Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Bachelor of science in aeronautics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1973. Master of science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974. Trained as a USAF observer for mission STS-41C, before the USAF decided to eliminate this aspect of the mission in the (late fall of 1983). He was never however officially assigned to mission STS-41C . Worked at Hughes Aircraft, Tucson, Arizona.

Family: DoD Group 1 - 1979, Military Spaceflight Engineer Astronaut. Country: USA. Agency: USN. Bibliography: 4452.



1943 November 21 - .
  • Birth of David Matthew Vidrine - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vidrine. American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985..

1979 August 1 - .
  • DoD Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Casserino, Detroye, Hamel, Higbee, Joseph, Lydon, Payton, Rij, Sefchek, Sundberg, Vidrine, Watterson, Wright, Keith.

    The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF, Navy, or Army officers with bachelor's degree in science or engineering; four years experience in flying or space-related activities. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 13 were selected from 222 candidates. The existence of the group was secret until 1985.



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