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Wang Yaping

Colonel Wang Yaping is a Chinese military pilot and astronaut. Wang was the second female astronaut to be named by the CNSA, and the second Chinese woman in space.

She was a candidate for the space mission Shenzhou 9 in 2012. However, Liu …

Warren Hoburg

Warren Woodrow “Woody” Hoburg is an American engineer and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017….

Wendy B. Lawrence

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 the Rus…

William A. Pailes

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 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 t…

William B. Lenoir

William Benjamin “Bill” Lenoir, Ph.D. was an American electrical engineer and a NASA astronaut….

William Brian Binnie

William Brian Binnie is a former United States Navy officer and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne and SpaceShipTwo…

William C. McCool

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 killed when Col…

William F. Readdy

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 Engineer…

William Frederick Fisher

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 coincided with…

William G. Gregory

William George “Borneo” Gregory is an American retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force lieutenant colonel….

William H. Dana

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 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 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 astrona…