Charlie Bassett

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Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Feb 28, 1966 (34)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Feb 28, 1966 (34)

About

As part of the third group of NASA astronauts, he died while training for the his first space flight.

Before Fame

He flew 275 combat missions in the Vietnam War, and altogether logged over 5,000 flying hours.

Trivia

He and another astronaut were training for the Gemini 9 mission when their trainer jet crashed, killing them both.

Family Life

He was married with two children.

Associated With

Unlike fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, he never made it to space.