Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Vernon Parker, Jr.


Vernon Saxon

Personal data

Birthdate:  07.08.1945
Birthplace:  Birmingham / Alabama
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1977 / ??.??.1980
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978 / 29.05.1980
Day of death:  27.04.1997
Place of death:  Edwards / California

Additional information

Colonel, USAF; Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology School of Engineering, 1974; at the time of his selection assigned at USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, California; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 and 9 selections; later base vice commander Edwards AFB, California; died of cancer.


Last update on May 14, 2018.