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Forrest Silas Petersen Status: Inactive. Trained as: Test Pilot. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Three. Birth Date: 16 May 1922. Birth City: Holdrege. Birth State: Nebraska. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Group: Test Pilot (USAF). Date Selected: 01 January 1958. Departed: 1962. Number of Flights: 0.

Born in Holdrege, Nebraska; married with three children. BS, US Naval Academy, 1944; BS, aerospace engineering, US Naval Postgraduate School, 1952; MS, engineering, Princeton University, 1953. Joined the X-15 program in 1958, making five flights before leaving the project in 1962. Before retiring from the Navy in 1980 he reached teh rank of Vice Admiral and served as Commander, Naval Air Systems Command.

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