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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Clark, Laurel Blair Salton, CAPT, (1987-2003) OFF 151X Captain
Truly, Richard H., VADM, (1960-1989) OFF 131X Vice Admiral
Altman, Scott D. "Scooter", CAPT, (1981-2010) OFF 131X Captain
Ashby, Jeffrey S. "Bones", CAPT, (1983-2008) OFF 131X Captain
Baker, Michael Allen, CAPT, (1975-1998) OFF 131X Captain
Bowersox, Kenneth Dwane "Sox", CAPT, (1978-2006) OFF 131X Captain
Brady, Jr., M.D., Charles Eldon, CAPT, (1986-2006) OFF 210X Captain
Bursch, Daniel Wheeler, CAPT, (1979-2005) OFF 131X Captain
Culbertson, Jr., Frank Lee, CAPT, (1971-2002) OFF 131X Captain
Foreman, Michael James, CAPT, (1979-2009) OFF 131X Captain
Gibson, Robert Lee "Hoot", CAPT, (1969-1996) OFF 131X Captain
Hire, Kathryn P. "Kay", CAPT, (1981-Present) OFF 131X Captain
Jett, Jr., Brent Ward, CAPT, (1981-Present) OFF 131X Captain
Kelly, Mark Edward, CAPT, (1986-2011) OFF 131X Captain
Kelly, Scott Joseph, CAPT, (1987-2012) OFF 131X Captain
Kilrain (Still), Susan Leigh, CDR, (1985-2005) OFF 131X Captain
Lawrence, Wendy Barrien, CAPT, (1981-2006) OFF 131X Captain
Linenger, Jerry Michael, CAPT, (1977-1998) OFF 210X Captain
López-Alegría, Michael E., CAPT, (1980-2012) OFF 131X Captain
Nowak (Caputo), Lisa Marie, CDR, (1985-2010) OFF 131X Captain
Phillips, Ph.D., John Lynch, CAPT, (1972-2002) OFF 131X Captain
Poindexter, Alan Goodwin, CAPT, (1986-2012) OFF 131X Captain
Readdy, William Francis, CAPT, (1974-2000) OFF 131X Captain
Rominger, Kent V. "Rommel", CAPT, (1979-2005) OFF 131X Captain
Shepherd, William Michael, CAPT, (1971-2002) OFF 118X Captain
Thuot, Pierre Joseph, CAPT, (1977-Present) OFF 131X Captain
Wetherbee, James Donald "Wxb", CAPT, (1975-2005) OFF 131X Captain
Williams (Krishna), Sunita Pandya, CAPT, (1987-Present) OFF 131X Captain
Wilmore, Barry E. "Butch", CAPT, (1984-Present) OFF 131X Captain
Antonelli, Dominic A. "Tony", CDR, (1989-Present) OFF 131X Commander
Edwards, Jr., Joe Frank, CDR, (1980-2000) OFF 131X Commander
Herrington, John Bennett, CDR, (1984-2005) OFF 131X Commander
McCool, William, CDR, (1979-2003) OFF 131X Commander
Morin, M.D., Ph.D., Lee Miller Emile, CAPT, (1982-Present) OFF 210X Commander
Oefelein, William A. "Bill", CDR, (1988-2008) OFF 131X Commander
Salton Clark, Laurel, CAPT, (1987-2003) Captain
WALKER, David M., CAPT, (1966-1979) Captain
Jack, Todd, LCDR, (1984-2008) Ensign
Jackson, Mike, SCPO, (1985-2007) Chief Petty Officer

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