Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Paul D.


Paul Young

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Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1943 (?)
Birthplace:  Ada / Oklahoma
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978

Additional information

LtCol USMC Retired, US Naval Aviator and Marine Combat Pilot Vietnam, Graduate of the USNTPS and Experimental Test Pilot at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River MD, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation of Aeronautical Systems, Pentagon Washington D.C., Marine Corps Development Center's Liaison at the US Army's Missile Research and Development Command, Huntsville Al, Squadron Commander in the Second Marine Air Wing, Cherry Point NC, Military Defense Attache, American Embassy, Jakarta Indonesia, Flight Test Instructor at the National Test Pilot School, Mojave CA, Retired Commercial Airline Captain for Evergreen International Airlines and Air Transport International Airlines, now living and working as a Farmer/Rancher at age 77 in the state of Oklahoma on the same Farm/Ranch he grew up on as a lad. At the time of his selection assigned at Fleet Marine Force Pacific (Okinawa); semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection.


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