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Gordon Fullerton's Career in Review

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As I posted in the In Memoriam thread (HERE), on 21st August the legendary astronaut and test pilot Gordon Fullerton passed away. The NASA video below looks back on his career.


Gordon Fullerton's Career in Review

This video highlights the life of NASA astronaut and research test pilot Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished flying career in air and space spanning more than 49 years with the U.S. Air Force and NASA. Fullerton served on the support crews for the last four Apollo moon missions, flew the approach and landing tests of the space shuttle, and soared into space on two space shuttle missions while in the NASA astronaut corps. He later served for 22 years as a research test pilot on a variety of high-profile projects at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Fullerton retired from NASA in late 2007, and died on Aug. 21, 2013, at the age of 76.

Read more on Fullerton's life and career at: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/Biographies/Pilots/bd-dfrc-p004.html

Credit: NASA

Source: NASA - Multimedia

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He only retired in '07? Was he still flying then?

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He only retired in '07? Was he still flying then?

Yes.

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