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Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 09/29/1942
  • First Flight: 01/12/1986
  • Last Flight: 01/12/1986


Bill Nelson, a American astronaut affiliated with the non-astronaut passenger agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Clarence William Nelson II (born September 29, 1942) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Florida, first elected to that seat in 2000. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1991. In January 1986, he became the second sitting member of Congress to fly in space when he served as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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