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David McDowell Brown

(1956-04-16)April 16, 1956
Died February 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 46)
Airspace over Texas
Nationality American
Awards Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Previous occupation
Test pilot
Rank Captain, USN
Time in space
15d 22h 20m
Selection NASA Astronaut Group 16 (1996)
Missions STS-107
Mission insignia
STS-107 Flight Insignia.svg

David McDowell Brown (April 16, 1956 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.

Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but had not served on a space mission prior to the Columbia disaster. Brown was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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