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William Shepherd

William Shepherd

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 07/26/1949
  • First Flight: 12/02/1988
  • Last Flight: 10/31/2000


William Shepherd, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

William McMichael “Bill” Shepherd is an American former Navy SEAL, aerospace, ocean, and mechanical engineer, and NASA astronaut who served as Commander of Expedition 1, the first crew on the International Space Station. He is also a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

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