Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


William Michael


Personal data

Birthdate:  07.12.1951
Birthplace:  Allentown / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.12.1983
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 23.05.1984

Additional information

Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973; M.D. from the University of Miami, 1982; Ph.D. in astrophysics from the Harvard University, 1978; at the time of selection employed by Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, California; semi finalist in NASA group 10 selection; 1978-1980 Chaim Weisman Research Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology; 1984-- Member, NASA Life Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC; 1985-Consultant, President Reagan's National Commission on Space; 1985-Team member, longest civilian combined air-sea rescue mission in the history of the US Air force, Moffitt NAS, Mountain View, CA; 1988-1992 Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Transplantation, Stanford University Medical Center; 1990 Member, NASA Radiation Biology Review Team, Washington, DC; 2009-present Member, Research Committee, Congenital Heart Surgeons Society; 2004-present Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.


Last update on October 24, 2010.