Jeffrey Nels WILLIAMS
Soyuz TMA TSC Flight Engineer,
NASA Astronaut, Lyndon B. Johnson Space
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
FAMILY STATUS: Married to Anna-Marie Moore and has two
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
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 is currently training for a space flight as ISS-12 backup
Based on data of Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, USA.