Duane Graveline (Astronaut) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Duane Graveline

Duane Edgar Graveline was an American physician and NASA astronaut. He was one of the six scientists selected in 1965, in NASA’s fourth group of astronauts, for the Apollo program. He was best known for being immersed in water for seven days as part of his zero gravity deconditioning research while working as a United States Air Force research scientist. He was consultant to magician David Blaine for Blaine’s week of water immersion in 2006, correctly predicting Blaine’s profound weakness from deconditioning.

Nationality: American
Born: Duane Edgar Graveline, 02, 1931, Newport, Vermont, U.S.
Died: 05, 2016, Merritt Island, Florida, U.S.
Resting place: Arlington National Cemetery
Other names: Duane Edgar Graveline
Other occupation: Flight Surgeon USAF, Flight Surgeon US Army, Physician
Alma mater: University of Vermont, B.S. 1951, M.D. 1955, Johns Hopkins University, MPH 1958
Rank: Major, USAF, Colonel, US Army
Selection: 1965 NASA Group 4
Missions: None

About Duane Graveline

Selected for the Apollo program as part of NASA’s fourth group of astronauts.

Before Fame

He studied medicine and served in the U.S. Air Force.


He is known for being submerged in water for seven days while conducting research on zero gravity deconditioning.

Family Life

He married and had five children.


He is a former astronaut, like the famous Edwin Buzz Aldrin.

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