McCool, William C.

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Name
McCool, William C. Gender: M
William Cameron McCool
born on 23 September 1961
Place San Diego, California, 32n43, 117w09
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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William C. McCool

Biography

American astronaut William C. McCool - STS107 pilot and Commander in the U.S. Navy. The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 1/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST overhead from Texas. All seven astronauts were lost.

Earning his achelor's degree in applied science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1983, he went on for his master's degree in computer science, University of Maryland, 1985. He subsquently earned another ; master's in aeronautical engineering, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992.

A Navy commander, he worked as a test pilot in the Flight Systems Department of Strike Aircraft Test Directorate at Patuxent River, Md and was selected by NASA in April 1996.

He was married at the time of his death.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Ramon, Ilan (born 20 June 1954)

Events

  • Social : End a program of study 1983 (Bachelor's degree, Naval Academy)
  • Social : End a program of study 1985 (Master's degree, University of Maryland)
  • Social : End a program of study 1992 (Naval Postgraduate School)
  • Death by Accident 1 January 2003 at 07:53 AM (Shuttle explosion, age 31)
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Source Notes

Contributed by Pat Esclavon Hardy, Tampa, FL, citing NASA and CNN news sources

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (One of seven astronauts)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Reentry breakup, shuttle explosion)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (US Navy)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia)