Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


William D.


Personal data

Birthdate:  26.03.1942
Birthplace:  Pipestone / Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  none
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 16.01.1978

Additional information

Degrees in mathematics, physics and astronomy; Ph.D. 1977, University of Hawaii at Manoa; at the time of his selection assigned as NRC Research Associate, NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; semi finalist in NASA astronaut group 8 selection; Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.


Last update on September 22, 2020.