Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Williams

Bill Alvin

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.02.1942
Birthplace:  Oakland / California
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  15.09.1983
Selection group:  
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 11.02.1985

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Bachelor of arts from University of California, Berkeley, 1963, master of science and Ph.D. in physiology & biophysics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1963, 1965 and 1969 respectively; Joined NASA as a research scientist in 1969 where he served as Payload Specialist on Mission Simulations in 1976. Unsuccessful interview for NASA astronaut group 9, Mission Specialist Candidate in 1980; selected for Payload Specialist on STS-61D from 1983-1985, but resigned because he wanted to spend more time with his family; worked with US EPA as a research scientist and later Vice President of a research firm in Corvallis; currently he is living in West Linn, Oregon and working as Senior Environmental Consultant for Kennedy Jenks Consultants; eight grandchildren.

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