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Russell Lee Rogers Status: Deceased. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Five. Birth Date: 12 April 1928. Birth City: Lawrence. Birth State: Kansas. Birth Country: USA. Nationality: American. Date of Death: 13 September 1967. Cause of Death: Killed in explosion of F-105 fighter. Group: 1962 USAF Dynasoar Group. Date Selected: 20 September 1962. Departed: 1963.

Born in Lawrence Kansas; married with five children (Steve, Gary, David, Sharon and Mike). Received BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1958. He was an experimental test pilot at Edwards AFB when selected for the X-20 program. After the X-20 was cancelled, he returned to active flight duty with the USAF. He was killed in the explosion of his F-105 at Kadena AFB, Okinawa.


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