David Scott was an American astronaut who was born on June 6, 1932, in Texas.
Before he became an astronaut, Scott was an Air Force pilot. He has
logged over 5600 hours of flight time.
Scott became an astronaut in 1963. He has spent over 545 hours in space
on three spaceflights.
Scott made his first spaceflight aboard Gemini 8 in 1966. This was the
first American spaceflight abort due to a thruster malfunction. In 1969,
Scott piloted the command module of Apollo 9.
Scott made his last spaceflight as commander of Apollo 15. He became the
seventh person to walk on the moon as he and astronaut James Irwin
explored the lunar surface.
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