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olddennis
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posted 09-11-2012 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for olddennis   Click Here to Email olddennis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I was doing genealogy research on Find A Grave, I came across the grave of Brian Joseph James who reportedly was an astronaut candidate at the time of his death in 1992.

Does anybody recognize this name? His grave and information is found here.

eurospace
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posted 09-11-2012 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems he was a selectee for his service, the Marine Corps, but nothing says his application had been retained by NASA.

olddennis
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posted 09-11-2012 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for olddennis   Click Here to Email olddennis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for finding that information so quick. I guess he must have been a nominee for 1992 Group 14 class but died in July 1992 before he was selected. Spacefacts website indicates that Group 14 went into training August 1992. I do not know when Group 14 was actually selected.

Delta7
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posted 09-11-2012 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the Group 14 selection announcement was made in April 1992.

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posted 09-11-2012 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was exactly on March 31, 1992; just see at NASA release no. 92-018. He was candidate for MS in 1992 only, but wasn't selected in any 4 groups of interviewees. They were brought to JSC for medical evaluation on Dec 8th & 15th, 1991 and on Jan 5th & 12th, 1992.

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olddennis
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posted 09-12-2012 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for olddennis   Click Here to Email olddennis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks very much for the additional information and the link to those NASA press releases. Your website is excellent too!!!

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