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Charles Arthur Bassett II Status: Deceased. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 30 December 1931. Birth City: Dayton. Birth State: Ohio. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Date of Death: 28 February 1966. Cause of Death: Crash of T-38 trainer into the McDonnell Aircraft plant. Group: 1963 NASA Group. Date Selected: 17 October 1963. Departed: 1966. Number of Flights: 0.

Born December 30, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio. Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Texas Technological College. Captain, U.S. Air Force. Died on February 28, 1966, together with Gemini crew member See, in St. Louis, Missouri, in the crash of a T-38 jet into the McDonnell Aircraft plant where their spacecraft was being built.

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