C. Gordon Fullerton

C. Gordon Fullerton

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1936-10-11

Deceased 2013-08-21

Status Deceased

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Charles Gordon Fullerton was a United States Air Force colonel, a USAF and NASA astronaut, and a research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California.[1] His assignments included a variety of flight research and support activities piloting NASA's B-52 launch aircraft, the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), and other multi-engine and high performance aircraft. Fullerton, who logged more than 380 hours in space flight, was a NASA astronaut from September 1969 until November 1986 when he joined the research pilot office at Dryden. In July 1988, he completed a 30-year career with the U.S. Air Force and retired as a colonel. He continued in his position of NASA research pilot as a civilian. Fullerton and his wife and their two children lived in Lancaster, California.

C. Gordon Fullerton's Launches

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-51-F

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Launch Complex 39A
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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-3

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Rockwell International
Launch Complex 39A
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