Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

McArthur

William Surles, Jr. "Bill"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.07.1951
Birthplace:  Laurinburg / North Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.01.1990
Selection group:  NASA-13
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.01.2012

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-58  MSP  18.10.1993 - 01.11.1993 14d 00h 12m 
2  STS-74  MSP  12.11.1995 - 20.11.1995 8d 04h 31m 
3  STS-92  MSP  11.10.2000 - 24.10.2000 12d 21h 43m 
4  Soyuz TMA-7 / ISS-12  ISS-CDR  01.10.2005 - 08.04.2006 189d 19h 53m 
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6        
7        
Total  224d 22h 19m 
   

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-3  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz TMA-5  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in applied science and engineering from U.S. Military Academy, 1973; master of science in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983; Colonel, USA, Ret.; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 12; hobbies: Basketball, running, working with personal computers.

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