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, United Statesmap
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Died in Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Biography

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.
1970 (15 Aug) Married Dana Carol Powell in Duval, Florida, USA[1]
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.
Meritorious
Service
Air
Medal
1983 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 10. [2]
1988 Awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. [3]
NASA
Exceptional
Service
1989 Flew on Discovery STS-33 as MS1 with Frederick Gregory, John Blaha, Story Musgrave and Kathryn Thornton. Awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal. [3]
STS-33
NASA
Space Flight
1991 Carter died in the April 5, 1991 crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311[4] in Brunswick, Georgia.

Sources

  1. "Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," Ancestry.com.Ancestry Record 8784 #11213986
  2. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, by Year
  3. 3.0 3.1 Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  4. Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311

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