Manley Lanier Carter Jr

Manley Lanier Carter Jr (1947 - 1991)

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Capt Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr
Born in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, USAmap
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[children unknown]
Died in Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 9 Nov 2018
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Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr., M.D. (August 15, 1947 – April 5, 1991), (Capt, USN), was an American chemist, physician, professional soccer player, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.

1947 Born in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, USA.
1969 Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Emory University.
1973 Doctor of Medicine, Emory University.
1974 Entered the US Navy. During his Navy career, he was awarded the Air Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
1983 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 10. [1]
1988 Awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. [2]
1989 Flew on Discovery STS-33 as MS1 with Frederick Gregory, John Blaha, Story Musgrave and Kathryn Thornton. Awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal. [2]
Space Flight
1991 Carter died in the April 5, 1991 crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311[3] in Brunswick, Georgia.

Note: the SSDI record indicates he died on 15 Apr 1991[4], but the Georgia DI[5] and FAG indicate 05 Apr 1991.


  1. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, by Year
  2. 2.0 2.1 Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  3. Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311
  4. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2014), M L Carter, 15 Apr 1991; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  5. "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : 24 December 2014), Manley L Carter, 05 Apr 1991; from "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," database, Ancestry ( : 2001); citing Glynn, Georgia, certificate number 013473, Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, Atlanta.

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