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William J. Knight

William J. Knight

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 11/18/1929
  • Date of Death: 05/07/2004
  • First Flight: 10/17/1967
  • Last Flight: 10/17/1967


William J. Knight, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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.

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