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John Stapp

Born: Jul 11, 1910

Death: Nov 13, 1999

Birthplace: Bahia

Nationality: United States

John Stapp

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1910
Date of Death : Nov 13, 1999
Birth Place : Bahia

Colonel John Paul Stapp, M.D., Ph.D., was an American career U.S. Air Force officer, flight surgeon, physician, biophysicist, and pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans. He was a colleague and contemporary of Chuck Yeager, and became known as "the fastest man on earth".

Awards Won


  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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