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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191X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Medical Officer (In Training)

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Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI)

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28 Members Also There at Same Time
(NAMI) Naval Aerospace Medical Institute

Schuyler, Christopher, CAPT, (1978-2008) OFF 230X Lieutenant
Beaudoin, Richard, LCDR, (1973-1999) HM HM-8409 Chief Petty Officer
Brady, Michael, SCPO, (1974-1998) HM HM-8493 Chief Petty Officer
Franklin, Richard, PO2, (1981-1985) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer Second Class
Snodgrass, Joseph, CPO, (1980-2003) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer Third Class
Young, Gregory, SCPO, (1982-2003) HM HM-8445 Petty Officer Third Class
Brown, Arthur, PO2, (1981-1986) 00 8406 Hospitalman
Hiland, David, CDR, (1966-1992) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Poteete, Michael, PO2, (1980-1988) Petty Officer Second Class
Rohman, Melanie, PO1, (1979-1992) 00 Petty Officer Second Class
(NUMI) Naval Undersea Medicine Institute

Castillo, William, CPO, (1979-2001) HM HM-8402 Petty Officer Second Class
Castillo, William, CPO, (1979-2001) HM HM-8407 Petty Officer Second Class
Stelzig, William, MCPO, (1975-2006) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Burnette, James, PO1, (1978-1998) HM HM-8407 Petty Officer Third Class
Aviation Physiology Training Unit (APTU)

Grigsby, Gene, CPO, (1965-1986) RM RM-8273 Chief Petty Officer
Jablonowski, Ray, PO1, (1971-1991) PR PR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
KNAPP, BARRY, SCPO, (1976-2005) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Tim, SCPO, (1977-2007) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer First Class
Madaris, David, PO2, (1983-1989) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer Third Class
Carey, Mark, PO2, (1982-2006) TD TD-0000 Airman
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Cecil Field, FL

Schuyler, Christopher, CAPT, (1978-2008) OFF 230X Lieutenant Commander
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Lemoore, CA

Rogers, Douglas, SCPO, (1981-2003) AO 8286 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Mahan, Russ, CPO, (1978-1998) 00 9504 Petty Officer Second Class
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Norfolk, VA

Kleber, Denise, CPO, (1977-1999) HM HM-8409 Petty Officer Second Class
Graham, Michael, CPO, (1975-1998) Petty Officer First Class
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Pensacola, FL

Sisson, Ginny, PO1, (1978-1992) Petty Officer Second Class
Linton, Alfred, CPO, (1983-2007) Petty Officer Third Class
Wright, Mark, CPO, (1982-2005) Petty Officer Third Class
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Whidbey Island, WA

WHEELER, DAVID, CAPT, (1958-2003) OFF 230X Lieutenant Commander
Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI)

Mitchell, Robert E., CAPT, (1947-1992) OFF 210X Captain

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