Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Anders

William Alison "Bill"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  17.10.1933
Birthplace:  Hongkong
Marital status:  married
Children:  six
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  LMP
Status:  Ret. 01.09.1969

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Apollo 8  LMP  21.12. - 27.12.1968 6d 03h 00m 
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Total  6d 03h 00m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 11  PLT
2  Apollo 11  CMP

Additional information

Major General, USAF Reserve, Ret.; Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1955 and master of science in Nuclear Engineering from Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson, AFB, Ohio, 1962; completed Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, 1979; resigned from NASA on 01.09.1969; 1976 - 1977 US ambassador in Norway; then Senior Executive Vice President of Operations, Textron Inc.; 1989 Chairman and CEO designate of the General Dynamics Corporation; in 1994 he left General Dynamics; hobbies: fishing, flying, camping, skiing.

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