Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Gerstenmaier

William H. "Bill"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  28.09.1954
Birthplace:  Akron / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1984
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 23.05.1984

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University, 1977; master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo,1981; Ph.D. in dynamics and control with a minor in propulsion at Purdue University 1992 & 1993; at the time of selection employed by NASA Johnson Space Center; semi finalist in NASA group 10 selection; later NASA Manager, International Space Station Program; currently associate administrator for Space Operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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