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Quick facts for kidsDavid M. Brown
April 16, 1956|
Arlington County, Virginia
|Died||February 1, 2003
Airspace over Texas
|Previous occupation||Test pilot|
|Time in space||15d 22h 20m|
|Selection||NASA Astronaut Group 16 (1996)|
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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