Scott, David R. (1932–)
American astronaut who was the pilot on Gemini
8, Command Module pilot on Apollo
9, and commander of Apollo 15. Scott received
a B.S. from the United States Military Academy in 1954 and a M.S. in aeronautics
and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962.
He entered the Air Force and graduated from the Experimental Test Pilot
School and Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base before
being selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1963. Later, he held Administrative
posts with NASA, including director of the Dryden Flight Research Center.
Scott retired from the Air Force in 1975 as a colonel and is currently president
of Scott Science and Technology, Inc.
Quote by Scott
"Man must explore. And this is exploration at it's greatest."