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astronaut , engineering executive

David R. Scott, American former astronaut, engineering executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Medal; recipient Distinguished Service medal, Exceptional Service medal, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United Nations Peace medal, 1971, Special Trustees award, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1969, Robert J. Collier award, 1971.


Scott, David R. was born on June 6, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Tom. W. Scott.


Student, University Michigan. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1954. Master of Science in Aeronautics an Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962.

Graduate, Air Force Experimental Test Pilot School. Graduate, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1963. D.Astronautical Science(honorary), University Michigan, 1971.


Joined, United States Air Force, 1954; advanced through grades to colonel. Former director National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dryden Flight Research Center, United States Air Force, Edwards, California astronaut on flights of, Gemini VIII, March 1966; astronaut on flights of, (Apollo IX, ), March 1969; astronaut on flights of, Apollo XV, July 1971; now president, Scott Science and Technology, Inc. (engineering services), Palmdale, California.


Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Astronautics award 1966), Fellow American Astronautical Society. Member: Society Experimental Test Pilots, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.


Married Ann Lurton Ott. Children: Tracy Lee, Douglas William.

Tom W. Scott Scott

Ann Lurton Ott

Douglas William Scott

Tracy Lee Scott