Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Williams

Donald Edward

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.02.1942
Birthplace:  Lafayette / Indiana
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.03.1990

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-51D  PLT  12.04. - 19.04.1985 6d 23h 55m 
2  STS-34  CDR  18.10. - 23.10.1989 4d 23h 39m 
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Total  11d 23h 34m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, 1964; Captain USN, Ret.; test pilot; hobbies: All sports activities, running, photography; later Senior System Engineer with Science Applications International, Houston, Texas; he is currently Program Manager for the National Data Buoy Center technical services contract at Stennis Space Center, MS.

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Last update on July 03, 2009.