Born on 2nd June 1930, Charles Conrad Junior, otherwise known as Pete Conrad, was an American astronaut. After training as an aeronautical engineer at Princeton University, he joined the US Navy in 1953 where he became a test pilot, followed by an instructor. He was selected by NASA into the second group of astronauts in 1962. He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1973 and worked for several companies, such as McDonnell Douglas. In the ‘90’s, he took part in test flights for the Delta Clipper an experimental vehicle (piloted from the ground). On 8th June 1999, he died following a motorbike accident.
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