Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Vanessa Marie


Vanessa Aponte-Williams

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Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1974
Birthplace:  / Puerto Rico
Marital status:  married
Selection date:  26.01.2009 / 31.10.2012
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 29.06.2009 / 17.06.2013

Additional information

née Aponte-Irizarry; Bachelor's degree and Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez; Ph.D. in aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder; semi finalist in NASA group 20 and 21 selections; currently Risk and Opportunity Manager of Special Programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.


Last update on April 15, 2017.