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Philip Kenyon Chapman
|Died||5 April 2021
|Alma mater||Sydney University (B.S.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., Sc.D.)
Time in space
Chapman served with the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve from 1953 to 1955. He learnt to fly (in a Tiger Moth) during Australian national service. In 1956, he earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics from the University of Sydney.
From 1956 to 1957, he worked for Philips Electronics Industries Proprietary Limited in Sydney, New South Wales. He then spent 15 months at Antarctica's Mawson Station with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE). He worked as a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States from 1961 to 1967. He served for about five years in NASA Astronaut Group 6 (1967).
Chapman died on 5 April 2021 in Arizona, at the age of 86.
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