How Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. reached the too young age of 32 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous astronaut.

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The first African American astronaut, though he died tragically before traveling to space.

He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

He died in the crash of a F-104 Starfighter at Edwards Air Force Base.

How did Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. die?

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.'s death was caused by Aviation incident.

Death and legacy At age 32, Lawrence was killed in a plane crash at Edwards AFB on December 8, 1967. He was flying backseat in an F-104 as the instructor pilot for flight test trainee Major Harvey Royer, who was learning the steep-descent glide technique. Royer made such an approach but flared too late.

Information about the death of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.
Cause of deathAviation incident
Age of death32 years
BirthdayOctober 2, 1935
Death dateDecember 8, 1967
Place of deathEdwards Air Force Base, California, United States
Place of burialN/A