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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NAAF Chase Field, TX

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Frederick, Charles, LT, (1979-1989) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Westmoreland, Keith, LCDR, (1985-2005) OFF 510X Ensign
Hance, John, CMC, (1970-1994) RM RM-2318 Master Chief Petty Officer
McMyne, William Lee, CPO, (1977-1989) MA MA-9545 Chief Petty Officer
Camack, Terry, SCPO, (1982-1999) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dijkman, Perry, CPO, (1976-1998) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer First Class
Gallagher, Patrick, PO1, (1979-1990) AC AC-6901 Petty Officer First Class
Hutchison, Derrick, LCDR, (1982-2012) MA MA-9545 Petty Officer First Class
Jenkins, Carl, PO1, (1975-1995) MM MM-4283 Petty Officer First Class
Straker, William, SCPO, (1978-2004) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Anderson, Sam, CPO, (1985-2005) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Anderson, William, PO1, (1984-2014) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Barrett, Victor, PO2, (1983-1991) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dewan, Melanie, PO2, (1983-1988) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lavery, Terence, PO1, (1980-1990) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
MARTINEZ II, HENRY, LCDR, (1986-Present) RM RM-2319 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Scotty, PO1, (1985-2005) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mitchell, Anthony, CMC, (1981-2007) DT DT-8753 Petty Officer Second Class
PEREZ, PAUL, PO1, (1986-2006) AC AC-6901 Petty Officer Second Class
Robinson, Eva, PO2, (1985-1997) AZ AZ-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Vance, Charles, PO2, (1989-1994) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
WICK, MICHAEL, CPO, (1981-2017) 00 9590 Petty Officer Second Class
Caston, Ross, CPO, (1990-2010) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cloud, Galen, PO1, (1987-2007) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gilchrist, Carol, LT, (1990-2012) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lancelin, Robert, PO1, (1990-2010) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Martinez, Eddy / Jose, PO1, (1988-2009) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Self, Lee, CPO, (1988-2011) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Stegall, Kendall, SCPO, (1983-2009) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gutierrez, Johnny, CPO, (1984-Present) AS AS-0000 Airman
Cole, Tony, CMC, (1987-2013) PH PH-0000 Airman Apprentice
Galbreath, Larry, CWO4, (1964-1995) Chief Warrant Officer 3
Cummings, Bill, MCPO, (1974-2004) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Griffith, Dorman, SCPO, (1973-1996) Chief Petty Officer
Long, Terry, CPO, (1973-1993) Chief Petty Officer
Myrick, Jesse, SCPO, (1974-1995) AMS Chief Petty Officer
French, Mark, CPO, (1982-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Gilray, Donn, CPO, (1979-2000) Petty Officer First Class
Grundy, Pete, CMC, (1981-2007) Petty Officer First Class
Purcell, Tim, SCPO, (1982-2006) Petty Officer First Class
Archuleta, Felix, PO1, (1979-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
Decker, Robert, PO2, (1989-2003) Petty Officer Second Class
Ketchum, Rick, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class
Knox, Jerry, CPO, (1981-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Luker, Russell, SCPO, (1984-2010) Petty Officer Second Class
Nichols, Ken, LCDR, (1989-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Plageman, David, SCPO, (1982-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Rocha, Ruben, PO1, (1985-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Boelter, Doug, CPO, (1989-2009) Petty Officer Third Class
Costello, Mike, MCPO, (1988-Present) Petty Officer Third Class
Fraze, Michael, PO2, (1986-2004) Petty Officer Third Class
Jordan, L C, SCPO, (1984-2011) Petty Officer Third Class
Lockeby, Robby, PO2, (1986-1993) Petty Officer Third Class
Gibbs, Wesley, PO1, (1985-2005) Airman
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Beltman, Keith, PO1, (1985-1993) AB ABE-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wendland, Paul, CPO, (1976-1997) MS MS-3533 Petty Officer First Class
Spurgeon, Steven, PO2, (1979-1996) MA MA-9545 Petty Officer Second Class
Fassett Jr, Charles, PO1, (1984-2004) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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