Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Oefelein

William Anthony "Bill"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  29.03.1965
Birthplace:  Ft. Belvoir / Virginia
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.06.1998
Selection group:  NASA-17
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 01.06.2007

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-116  PLT  10.12. - 22.12.2006 12d 20h 44m 
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Total  12d 20h 44m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical and electronics engineering from Oregon State University, 1988; Master of Science in Aviation Systems from University of Tennessee Space Institute, 1998; Commander, USN, Ret. (in October 2008); naval aviator on NAS Oceana / Virginia; hobbies: Weight lifting, snow skiing, bicycling, fishing, hiking, playing guitar. On February 5, 2007, his love triangle to Colleen Shipman and NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak became public, when Lisa Nowak tried, to abduct her rival Shipman.

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