Talk:David M. Walker (astronaut)
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Could still do with being made more encyclopedic as it stands its little more than a cut and paste job Jackliddle 14:10, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Added official NASA photo a la the Robert Crippen article, reformatted and linked the article similar to the Robert D. Cabana page. Sorry for the many edits; since I am editing from work I did not want to risk losing all of my edits via an all to common browser crash. --Kralizec! 18:24, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)
FYI - Walker's near miss with a commercial jet...
By James Oberg NBC News space analyst Special to MSNBC Updated: 2:55 p.m. MT Feb 8, 2007
James Oberg NBC News space analyst A NASA astronaut flying a T-38 jet in May of 1989 came within a hundred feet of hitting a Pan American passenger jet, barely avoiding a colossal tragedy.
The astronaut, David Walker, had just returned from commanding his first space shuttle mission — and was reportedly involved in a bitter divorce.
Although NASA never made any official mention of his stressful family situation, it clearly considered him at fault. He was grounded and removed from command of a later scheduled shuttle flight. The flying ban was eventually rescinded and Walker went on to command two more missions safely before retiring in 1996. He died in 2001.