Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

McCool

William Cameron "Willie"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  23.09.1961
Birthplace:  San Diego / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  PLT
Status:  died 01.02.2003
Date of death:  01.02.2003
Place of death:  over Texas

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-107  PLT  16.01. - 01.02.2003 15d 22h 20m 
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Total  15d 22h 20m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in applied science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1983; master of science in computer science from the University of Maryland, 1985; master of science in aeronautical sciences from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992; Commander, USN; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 15; hobbies: Running, mountainbiking, back country hiking/camping, swimming, volleyball, playing guitar, chess; he died in the Columbia tragedy (STS-107).

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