Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Alexander, Jr. "Al"


Personal data

Birthdate:  02.03.1936
Birthplace:  Elmira / New York
Marital status:  
Selection date:  14.05.1986
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986
Day of death:  23.09.2013
Place of death:  Washington / North Carolina

Additional information

One of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from Maryland; in 1986 working for UPI; currently Pratt's associate dean for public affairs; worked on a part-time basis after retiring in 2001 as assistant vice president in the university's Office of Public Affairs and director of the Duke News Service.


Last update on September 29, 2013.