Philip Chapman, first Australian-born NASA astronaut, dies at 86

An Apollo-era NASA astronaut who was the primary individual born in Australia to coach for a spaceflight, Philip Chapman has died at the age 86, having by no means made it into orbit.

died on Monday (April 5) in Scottsdale, Arizona, nearly 50 years after he resigned from NASA on account of what he noticed as a scarcity of alternatives for within the astronaut corps.

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