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Henry Charles Gordon Status: Deceased. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Four. Birth Date: 23 December 1925. Birth City: Valparaiso. Birth State: Indiana. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Date of Death: 24 September 1996. Cause of Death: Natural causes. Group: 1962 USAF Dynasoar Group. Date Selected: 20 September 1962.

Born in Valparaiso, Indiana; married with four children. Received a BS in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1950. Chosen as an X-20 pilot while assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base. He remained with USAF after the cancellation of the program, eventually retiring with the rank of Colonel.


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