Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Johnnie Burch


Johnnie Ligon

Personal data

Birthdate:  14.04.1942
Birthplace:  Henderson / Kentucky
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978
Day of death:  29.08.2012
Place of death:  Tehachapi / California

Additional information

Captain, USAF, Ret.; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; USAF Test Pilot School in the first Flight Test Engineer class in 1973; at the time of his selection assigned at 3246th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection.


Last update on April 30, 2018.