Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Andrew David "Kling"


Andrew Mechling

Personal data

Birthdate:  23.10.1951
Birthplace:  Peekskill, New York
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1987
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 05.06.1987

Additional information

Lieutenant Commander, USN; graduated from the Empire Test Pilots School, Boscombe Down, England, 1983; then he served as test pilot and test project officer at Strike Aircraft Test Directorate, Pax River, Maryland; Degrees in Oceanography from the Naval Academy (1973) and in Aeronautical Systems from the University of West Florida; at the time of selection stationed at Atsugi, Japan; US Naval Academy, 1973; semi finalist in NASA group 12 selection.


Last update on March 01, 2023.