Elliot McKay See Jr.
Astronaut

Date of Birth: July 27, 1927
Place of Birth: Dallas, TX
Died: February 28, 1966
Cause of Death: Plane crash
Joined NASA: September 7, 1962
Space Flights: 0

MISSION ASSIGNMENTS

Gemini 5
Assignment: Back-up Pilot

Gemini 7 & 6A
Assignment: Capcom

Gemini 9
Assignment: Command Pilot
Mission reassigned to the backup crew after the deaths of Elliot See and Charles Bassett.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • B.Sc., Science, US Merchant Marine Academy, 1949
    M.Sc., Engineering, UCLA, 1962
  • 1949-1953, Researcher with General Electric Company
  • 1953-1956, Naval Aviator
  • 1956-1962, Flight test enginner and Experimental Test Pilot until selection by NASA.
  • 1965, Assigned as Gemini 9 Command Pilot in November
  • February 28, 1966, died along with fellow astronaut and Gemini 9 crewmate Charles Bassett in the crash of their T-38 jet in St.Louis, Missouri.