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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colonel Curtis L. Brown

NASA Astronaut

 
 
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By Charles Keller, April 25, 2012
1. Colonel Curtis L. Brown Marker
Inscription. Colonel Brown is a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978.

After completing pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, he was assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as an A-10 pilot. He left Myrtle Beach in March 1982 to become an instructor pilot in the A-10 training program at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and while there attended the United States Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Later, he graduated from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to carry out test missions in the A-10 and F-16.

In August 1987, he was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). He graduated from the NASA Astronaut Training and Evaluation Program in August 1988 and became qualified as a pilot of the space shuttle. He is a veteran of six NASA space flights, serving as pilot on the first three missions and as shuttle commander on the next three missions. Altogether, he logged over 1,383 hours in space during these missions, with his flights totaling more than 58 days in orbit.

He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense
Colonel Curtis L. Brown NASA Astronaut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller
2. Colonel Curtis L. Brown NASA Astronaut Marker
Meritorious Service Medal twice, the Meritorious Service Medal and the NASA Space Flight Medal six times.

Colonel Brown retired from NASA and the Air Force in May 2000.
 
Location. 33° 39.88′ N, 78° 56.115′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and Shine Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Farrow Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Michael P.C. Carns (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (within shouting distance of this marker); General Bruce Carlson (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Paul Johnson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant Colonel William H. Rutherford (about 400 feet away); Colonel Charles E Cook, Jr. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Curtis L. Brown, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.). National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Submitted on January 29, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Colonel Curtis L. Brown NASA Astronaut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, January 27, 2018
3. Colonel Curtis L. Brown NASA Astronaut Marker
NASA
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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