William Oefelein

Astronaut

1965 –

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Who is William Oefelein?

William Anthony "Bill" Oefelein is an American businessman and a former test pilot instructor, naval officer and NASA astronaut who, on his only spaceflight, piloted the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission.

Oefelein gained media attention on February 5, 2007 when fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested in Florida and charged with attempting to kidnap his girlfriend, U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman. Nowak later pled guilty to felony burglary and misdemeanor battery. Oefelein admitted to a two-year affair with Nowak, and he and Nowak became the first astronauts ever dismissed from NASA. Following the dismissals, NASA created its first astronaut Code of Conduct.

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Born
Mar 29, 1965
Fort Belvoir
Also known as
  • 威廉·奧費萊恩
  • Офилейн, Уильям Энтони
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • West Anchorage High School
    ( - 1983)
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1988)
  • Master of Science, University of Tennessee Space Institute
    ( - 1998)
Lived in
  • Virginia
  • Anchorage

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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