Charles Bassett

Charles Bassett

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1931-12-30

Deceased 1966-02-28

Status Lost In Training

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

Charles Arthur "Charlie" Bassett II, Major, USAF was an American electrical engineer and United States Air Force test pilot. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963 and assigned to Gemini 9, but died in an airplane crash during training for his first spaceflight.
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