Charles Bassett
#15891 Overall Influence

Charles Bassett

United States Air Force test pilot and astronaut

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Charles Arthur Bassett II, Major, USAF, was an American electrical engineer and United States Air Force test pilot. He went to Ohio State University for two years and later graduated from Texas Tech University. He joined the Air Force as a pilot and graduated from both the Aerospace Research Pilot School and the Air Force's Experimental Test Pilot School. Bassett was married and had two children. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963 and was assigned to Gemini 9. He died in an airplane crash during training for his first spaceflight. He is memorialized on the Space Mirror Memorial; The Astronaut Monument; and the Fallen Astronaut memorial plaque, which was placed on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission.

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Ohio State University
Ohio State University

Public research university in Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University

Public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States

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University of Southern California
University of Southern California

Private research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

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#527 World Rank
Engineering

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