Jeffrey Nels WILLIAMS
NASA Astronaut, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, USA
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Born, January 18, 1958 in Superior, Wisconsin, USA, but considers Winter, Wisconsin, to be his hometown where be graduated from High School in 1976.
In May 1980 he graduated from U.S. Military Academy and received a bachelor of science degree in applied science and engineering and a rank of a second lientenant. In 1987 he graduated from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and received a Master of science degree in aeronautical engineering and the degree of aeronautical engineer. In 1995-1996 he was educated by exchange at the U.S. Naval War College, Command and Staff course and received a Master of arts degree in National security and strategic studies.
FAMILY STATUS: Married to Anna-Marie Moore and has two children.
Association of the U.S. Army,
Society of Experimental Test Pilots,
American Helicopter Society,
Army Aviation Association of America,
Order of Daedalians.
AWARDS AND RANKS:
Two Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal (2000) and other service awards.
Enjoys running, fishing, camping, skiing, scuba diving and wood-working. As a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy competed in the sport parachute team and held ratings of sport parachute jumpmaster and instructor.
In September 1981 be was designated an Army aviator. He then completed a three-year assignment in Germany where be served as an Aeroscout Platoon Leader and Operations Officer in the 3rd Armored Division’s aviation battalion. Upon graduation from the Postgraduate School in 1987 he was sent to Johnson Space Center, where he served for over 4 years. He served as a Shuttle launch and landing operations engineer, a pilot in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL) and chief of the Operations Development Office, Flight Crew Operations Directorate.
In 1992-1993 he studied at the Naval Test Pilot School and was the best among those who graduated from this School (103rd graduation). Since June 1993, he served as an experimental test pilot and then Flight Test Division Chief in the Army’s Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He has logged over 2200 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.
In May 1996 be was selected for the NASA astronaut detachment (16-th selection). In August 1996 Williams again returned to Johnson Space Center and passed a two-year course of general space training, which be finished in 1998 as a mission specialist. After this he was appointed to the Spacecraft Systems Division and then – to the ISS Operations Division.
On November 16, 1998 he was selected for STS-101 crew.
From May 19-29, 2000 he performed the First Space Flight as the Atlantis mission specialist under STS-101 Program. The main flight task was operations onboard the International Space Station. In flight he performed one EVA of the duration of 6 hours, 44 minutes. The flight duration was 9 days, 20 hours, 9 minutes, 8 seconds.
He passed training for a space mission within the ISS-12 back-up crew as commander.
He is currently training for a space mission as a flight engineer within the ISS-13 Increment Crew.
Based on data of Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, USA.