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Warren Hoburg

Warren Hoburg

Status: Active 9/16/1985 – Nationality: American Type: Government Warren Woodrow “Woody” Hoburg is an American engineer and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Wendy B. Lawrence

Wendy B. Lawrence

Status: Retired 7/2/1959 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/2/1995 Last Flight: 7/26/2005 Wendy Barrien Lawrence is a retired United States Navy Captain, former helicopter pilot, an engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. She was the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to fly into space and she has also visited […]

William A. Pailes

William A. Pailes

Status: Retired 6/26/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Payload Specialist First Flight: 10/3/1985 Last Flight: 10/3/1985 William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He served as a Payload Specialist on STS-51-J Atlantis (October 3–7, 1985).

William Anders

William Anders

Status: Retired 10/17/1933 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/21/1968 Last Flight: 12/21/1968 William Alison “Bill” Anders is a retired United States Air Force Major general, former electrical engineer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is known for being one of the first three persons to leave low Earth orbit and travel to […]

William B. Lenoir

William B. Lenoir

Status: Deceased 3/14/1939 – 8/26/2010 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/11/1982 Last Flight: 11/11/1982 William Benjamin “Bill” Lenoir, Ph.D. was an American electrical engineer and a NASA astronaut.

William Brian Binnie

William Brian Binnie

Status: Retired 1/1/1953 – Nationality: American Type: Unknown First Flight: 5/19/2011 Last Flight: 8/11/2012 William Brian Binnie is a former United States Navy officer and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne and SpaceShipTwo

William C. McCool

William C. McCool

Status: Lost In Flight 9/23/1961 – 2/1/2003 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/16/2003 Last Flight: 1/16/2003 William Cameron “Willie” McCool was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, who was the pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-107. He and the rest of the crew of STS-107 were […]

William E. Thornton

William E. Thornton

Status: Deceased 4/14/1929 – 1/14/2020 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/30/1983 Last Flight: 4/29/1985 William Edgar Thornton is a former NASA astronaut.

William F. Readdy

William F. Readdy

Status: Retired 1/24/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/22/1992 Last Flight: 9/16/1996 William Francis Readdy is a former Associate Administrator of the Office of Space Flight, at NASA Headquarters. He graduated from McLean High School, McLean, Virginia, in 1970 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (with honors) from […]

William Frederick Fisher

William Frederick Fisher

Status: Retired 4/1/1946 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/27/1985 Last Flight: 8/27/1985 William Frederick Fisher is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. Fisher went into space in 1985 on board the Space Shuttle. He retired from NASA in 1992 and returned to the full-time practice of medicine. His time at NASA […]

William G. Gregory

William G. Gregory

Status: Retired 5/14/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 3/2/1995 Last Flight: 3/2/1995 William George “Borneo” Gregory is an American retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force lieutenant colonel.

William H. Dana

William H. Dana

Status: Deceased 11/3/1930 – 5/6/2014 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/1/1966 Last Flight: 8/21/1968 William Harvey “Bill” Dana was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force pilot, NASA test pilot, and astronaut. He flew on X-15 Flight 174 and Flight 197, both of which passed 50 miles in altitude.

William J. Knight

William J. Knight

Status: Deceased 11/18/1929 – 5/7/2004 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/17/1967 Last Flight: 10/17/1967 William John “Pete” Knight was an American aeronautical engineer, politician, Vietnam War combat pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He flew the X-15 experimental spaceplane to over 50 miles altitude on Flight 190.

William Oefelein

William Oefelein

Status: Dismissed 3/29/1965 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 12/10/2006 Last Flight: 12/10/2006 William Anthony “Bill” Oefelein is an American test pilot instructor and former NASA astronaut who, on his only spaceflight, piloted the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission. Oefelein gained media attention on February 5, 2007 when fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested […]

William R. Pogue

William R. Pogue

Status: Deceased 1/23/1930 – 3/3/2014 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/16/1973 Last Flight: 11/16/1973 William Reid Pogue was an American astronaut, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and test pilot who was also an accomplished teacher, public speaker and author. Born and educated in Oklahoma, Pogue graduated from college and enlisted in the United […]