Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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William Francis "Bill"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  24.01.1952
Birthplace:  Quonset Point / Rhode Island
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 14.10.2005

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-42  MSP  22.01. - 30.01.1992 8d 01h 14m 
2  STS-51  PLT  12.09. - 22.09.1993 9d 20h 11m 
3  STS-79  CDR  16.09. - 26.09.1996 10d 03h 19m 
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Total  28d 00h 44m 
       

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, 1974; Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve, Ret.; USN test pilot school class 78; research pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 10 and 11; hobbies: sailing, racquet sports, flying, reading; Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight, NASA Headquarters; August 2002 - October 2005 Associate Administrator for Space Flight.

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