RIP: David M. Brown (1956-2003)

David M. Brown, 46, a captain in the U.S. Navy, was a naval aviator and flight surgeon. He served as Mission Specialist 1 for STS-107. Brown received a bachelor of science in biology from the College of William and Mary in 1978 and a doctorate in medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1982. He was selected as Navy Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1986,

As a member of the Blue Team, Brown worked with experiments on combustion, and medicine.

Selected by NASA in April 1996, Brown was making his first space flight Brown logged over 2,700 flight hours with 1,700 in high performance military aircraft. He was qualified as first pilot in NASA T-38 aircraft.

Born April 16, 1956 in Arlington, Virginia, Brown was single. While in college he performed in the Circus Kingdom as an acrobat, 7 foot unicyclist and stilt walker. His parents, Paul and Dorothy Brown, reside in Washington, Virginia.

Return to Space Shuttle Columbia