Brown, David McDowell, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
151X-Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer Pilot or NFO
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1996-2003, 151X, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Service Years
1984 - 2003

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Contact Info
Home Town
Arlington, Virginia
Last Address
Arlington, Virginia

Date of Passing
Feb 01, 2003
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 46 Lot 1180-3

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Last Known Activity
  • NASA Astronaut and a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia Mission STS-107. CAPT Brown was killed when the craft disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, 01 FEB 2003

Visit other US Navy Astronauts on STS-107 here at NTWS:

CAPT Laurel B. Clark

CDR William C. McCool
Other Comments:
Posthumously awarded:
  • NASA Space Flight Medal
  • NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Career Highlights

  • Began Naval Career as a Flight Surgeon, and in 1988 was the first Flight Surgeon in 10 years to be selected for Pilot Training.
  • Navy Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year -1986
  • Designated a Naval Aviator in 1990, ranking number one in his class.
  • Qualified to fly the A-6 Intruder, F/A-18 Hornet, and T-38 Talon
  • His tour with NTPS was a duel role as the Flight Surgeon and Pilot.


  • Brown Hall in the Columbia Village Apartments, at the Florida Institute of Technology is named in his honor.
  • Laurel B. Clark & David M. Brown Aerospace Medicine Academic Center at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute.


These an many other video, audio clips, as well as a complete NASA website on STS-107 can be found HERE.
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Naval Strike Warfare Center (NSWC)

Bever, Gil, CDR, (1979-1999) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
McCool, William, CDR, (1979-2003) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Brunn, Chuck, LCDR, (1984-2004) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
McCaslin, Steve, LCDR, (1981-1998) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Cozine, Elena, LCDR, (1986-2001) OFF 110X Ensign
Teghtmeyer, Steven Lee, CMC, (1967-1994) AFC 8300 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Helman, Thomas, CPO, (1980-2000) 00 8211 Petty Officer First Class
Murphy, Scott, SCPO, (1983-2007) 00 8331 Petty Officer First Class
Orso, David, CMC, (1984-2007) IS IS-3910 Petty Officer First Class
Winton, Gary, CDR, (1986-Present) IS IS-3910 Petty Officer First Class
Clark, John, PO2, (1986-1993) IS IS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Curry, Michael, PO1, (1983-2003) CTT CTT-9141 Petty Officer Second Class
Donlon, John, PO1, (1986-2006) CT CT-9102 Petty Officer Second Class
Graham, Nathalie, PO1, (1981-1992) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Harrison, Tim, CPO, (1989-2007) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jackson, Dennis, PO1, (1986-1996) IS IS-3924 Petty Officer Second Class
Mack, Larry, SCPO, (1992-2007) IS IS-3923 Petty Officer Second Class
Norris, Lee, PO2, (1983-1995) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Norris, Lee, PO2, (1983-1995) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ringhausen, Roger, CPO, (1989-2007) IS IS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rodriguez, Eric, PO1, (1989-2004) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rollins, Mark, LCDR, (1987-2008) IS IS-3910 Petty Officer Second Class
Sohocki, William, PO1, (1985-2005) IS IS-3905 Petty Officer Second Class
Wolfe, William, SCPO, (1984-2010) DM DM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Carter, Bruce, PO3, (1983-1991) PR PR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ramirez, Armando, PO3, (1990-1995) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Upham, James, LT, (1988-2005) Lieutenant
Warren, Marv, MCPO, (1975-2005) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Viado, Michael, SCPO, (1982-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Vyce, Phil, CPO, (1981-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Boheman, Robert, PO1, (1986-2006) Petty Officer Second Class
Vidrine, Philip, PO2, (1988-1993) Petty Officer Second Class
Mccaulley, Michael, CWO3, (1987-Present) Airman Recruit
Hettesheimer, Edmund, PO3, (1988-1992) Petty Officer Third Class
Handy, Josh, CPO, (1991-2007) Seaman

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