Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Butler

William

Ireland

Personal data

Birthdate:  05.03.1958
Birthplace:  Dublin
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  24.05.1991
Position:  SS
Status:  Ret. ??.09.1998

Additional information

Aer Lingus F-50 pilot; one of four Irish candadates in 1992 ESA selection; was noticed on the shortlist of 25 candidate applicants by the European Astronauts Board Selection (EASB), but was not selected in 1992 and again 1998.

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