Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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William Arthur

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.06.1952
Birthplace:  Hackensack / New Jersey
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.09.1982
Selection group:  MSE-2
Position:  MSE
Status:  Ret. ??.07.1987

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51J  MSE  03.10. - 07.10.1985 4d 01h 44m 
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Total  4d 01h 44m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of science in computer science from the USAF Academy, 1974; master of science in computer science, Texas A&M University, 1981; he is a former deacon and treasurer of his church in El Segundo, California; Major, USAF, Ret.; selected in 1982 for MSE group 2; applied for 12th NASA astronaut selection group (not successful); later with Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida; 1992 - 1995 Director of Defence Information Systems Agency in the Pentagon; resigned from USAF in October 1995.

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