Duane Graveline, American astronaut, Died at 85


Duane Edgar Graveline was born on March 2, 1931, and died on September 5, 2016.

He was an American physician and NASA astronaut.

Duane Graveline was one of the six scientists selected in 1965, in NASA’s fourth group of astronauts, for the Apollo program.

Graveline was best known for being immersed in water for seven days as part of his zero gravity reconditioning research while a United States Air Force (USAF) research scientist.

Graveline was a consultant to magician David Blaine for Blaine’s week of water immersion in 2006, correctly predicting Blaine’s profound weakness from deconditioning.

He had written three books in support of his statin drug research: Lipitor, Thief of Memory (2010), Statin Drugs Side Effects (2006) and, his most recent, Statin Damage Crisis (2010).

Duane Graveline’s criticisms include the important role of cholesterol in the metabolic pathways in the brain and its proper functioning, including mediating the formation of new synapses.

He took his retirement from family practice after twenty-three years and was a writer of medical and science fiction.

Duane Graveline passed away at 85 years old.