William B. Lenoir

Astronaut

1939 – 2010

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Who was William B. Lenoir?

William Benjamin "Bill" Lenoir was an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Lenoir was born on March 14, 1939, in Miami, Florida. He was divorced and remarried, and was survived by three grown children. His recreational interests included sailing, wood-working and outdoor activities. He was a descendant of General William Lenoir.

He was a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Eta Kappa Nu and the Society of Sigma Xi.

Lenoir received a number of special honors. He was a Sloan Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, winner of the Carleton E. Tucker Award for Teaching Excellence at MIT, and recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and NASA Space Flight Medal.

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Born
Mar 14, 1939
Miami
Also known as
  • William Lenoir
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Died
Aug 28, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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