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Williams, Jeffrey Nels
Williams Jeffrey
Williams Jeffrey
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American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1996-on. 534 cumulative days in space.

Status: Active 1996-on. Born: 1958-01-18. Spaceflights: 4 . Total time in space: 534.12 days. Birth Place: Superior, Wisconsin.

Grew up in Winter, Wisconsin.. Educated West Point; Patuxent. US Army test pilot.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Jeffrey N. Williams (COLONEL, U.S. ARMY, RETIRED)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA: Born January 18, 1958, in Superior, Wisconsin, but considers Winter, Wisconsin to be his hometown. Married to the former Anna-Marie Moore of Newburgh, New York. They have two adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Enjoys running, fishing, camping, skiing, scuba diving and woodworking. Williams' parents, Lloyd D. and Eunice A. Williams, are deceased.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Winter High School, Winter, Wisconsin, in 1976; received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Science and Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) in 1980, a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and the Degree of Aeronautical Engineer from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, both in 1987, a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1996, and an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Johnson and Wales University in 2007.

ORGANIZATIONS: Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Association of Space Explorers, Army Aviation Association of America, USMA Association of Graduates, Officer Christian Fellowship.

SPECIAL HONORS: Graduated first in U.S. Naval Test Pilot School class 103 in 1993; Admiral William Adger Moffett Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Engineering in 1988, Naval Postgraduate School; Daedalian Foundation Fellowship Award for Graduate Study in Aeronautics in 1985. Awarded two Defense Superior Service Medals, two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, three NASA Space Flight Medals, NASA Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Medals, and various other service awards along with Master Army Aviator, Senior Space and Parachutist badges.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE: As a cadet at USMA, Williams competed on the West Point sport parachute team and also held ratings of sport parachute jumpmaster and instructor. He received his commission as a second lieutenant May 1980 and was designated an Army aviator in September 1981. Williams completed a three-year assignment in Germany where he served in the 3rd Armored Division's aviation battalion. Following his return to the United States, Williams completed a graduate program in Aeronautical Engineering, and was subsequently selected for an Army assignment at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), where he served in various capacities supporting the Space Shuttle Program. In 1992, Williams attended the Naval Test Pilot School, and subsequently served as an experimental test pilot and the Flight Test Division Chief in the Army's Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Williams retired from active duty in 2007 after more than 27 years of service.

Williams has logged approximately 3,000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Williams was selected for the NASA Astronaut Class of 1996. In addition to his space flights, he has performed various technical duties in both the space shuttle and International Space Station Programs. Williams has served in the Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), Space Station, and Soyuz Branches of the Astronaut Office, led the development of a space shuttle cockpit upgrade, and completed temporary assignments at Marshall Space Flight Center supporting the test and evaluation of the International Space Station Laboratory Module and at NASA Headquarters in support of legislative affairs. In July 2002, Williams commanded a nine-day coral reef expedition operating from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aquarius undersea habitat off the coast of Florida. Williams has also served on the space station backup flight crews for Expeditions 12, 19, and 20.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Williams served as the flight engineer and lead space walker for space shuttle flight STS-101. STS-101 Atlantis (May 19 through May 29, 2000) was the third shuttle mission devoted to space station construction. Objectives for the 10-day flight included transporting and installing over 5,000 pounds of equipment and supplies, and included Williams' first EVA lasting nearly 7 hours.

In 2006, Williams served as flight engineer for Expedition 13, launching on March 29 on the Russian Soyuz TMA-8 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and docking with the station on March 31. During the six-month tour of duty aboard the International Space Station, Williams performed two successful space walks (one Russia and one USA) logging an additional 12 hours and 25 minutes of EVA, and also saw the arrival of two space shuttle missions, the resumption of construction of the orbiting laboratory, and the restoration of a three-person expedition crew. The Expedition 13 mission concluded on September 28 with a safe landing in central Kazakhstan.

On his third space flight, Williams served as a Flight Engineer on Expedition 21 and commanded Expedition 22, again launching from Baikonur on Soyuz TMA-16 on September 30 and docking on October 2, 2009. During his second 6-month stay onboard the International Space Station, Williams again saw the arrival of two space shuttle missions as well as the integration of a Russian Mini-Research Module, the US Tranquility Module, and the Cupola. His third flight concluded on March 18, 2010, with the Soyuz landing in Kazakhstan.

During his three flights, Williams logged over 362 days in space, including more than 19 hours in three EVAs.

Williams is currently training as a backup for the one-year flight spanning Expeditions 43-46 beginning in March 2015 and for the prime crew for Expeditions 47 and 48, schedule to launch in March 2016

APRIL 2014


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Jeffrey N. Williams (Lieutenant Colonel, USA)
NASA Astronaut Candidate (Mission Specialist)

PERSONAL DATA:
Born, January 18, 1958 in Superior, Wisconsin, but considers Winter, Wisconsin to be his hometown. Married to the former Anna-Marie Moore of Newburgh, New York. They have two children. Enjoys running, fishing, camping, skiing, scuba diving and woodworking. As a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy competed on the West Point sport parachute team and also held ratings of sport parachute jumpmaster and instructor. His parents, Lloyd D. and Eunice A. Williams, reside in Winter, Wisconsin. Her mother, Gloria M. Moore, resides in Modena, New York. Her father, S. Stevens Moore, is deceased.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Winter High School, Winter, Wisconsin, in 1976; received a bachelor of science degree in applied science and engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980, a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering and the degree of aeronautical engineer from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, both in 1987, and a master of arts degree in National security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1996.

ORGANIZATIONS:
Society of Experimental Test Pilots, American Helicopter Society, Army Aviation Association of America, Order of Daedalians, Officer Christian Fellowship.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Distinguished graduate of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School class 103; 1988 Admiral William Adger Moffett Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School; 1985 Daedalian Foundation Fellowship Award for Graduate Study in Aeronautics. Awarded 2 Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and various other service awards. Master Army Aviator and Parachutist badges.

EXPERIENCE:
Williams received his commission as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy in May 1980 and was designated an Army aviator in September 1981. He then completed a three-year assignment in Germany where he served as an Aeroscout Platoon Leader and Operations Officer in the 3rd Armored Division's aviation battalion. Following his return to the United States, Williams completed a graduate program in aeronautical engineering, and was subsequently selected for an Army assignment at the Johnson Space Center, where he served for over 4 years. In 1992, Williams was selected for the Naval Test Pilot School. After graduation in June 1993, he served as an experimental test pilot and Flight Test Division Chief in the Army's Airworthiness Qualification Test Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base, California. In 1995, he was selected for attendance at the Naval War College command and staff course as an Army exchange officer.

Williams has logged approximately 2,000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Williams was selected for an Army assignment at Johnson Space Center in 1987. Until his transfer in 1992, he served as a Shuttle launch and landing operations engineer, a pilot in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, and chief of the Operations Development Office, Flight Crew Operations Directorate. Selected by NASA in May 1996, Williams again reported to Johnson Space Center in August 1996, to begin two years of training and evaluation. Successful completion of this initial training will qualify him for various technical assignments leading to selection as a mission specialist on a Space Shuttle flight crew.

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More at: Williams, Jeffrey.

Family: Mission Specialist Astronaut, NASA Group 16 - 1996. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-101, Soyuz TMA-7, Soyuz TMA-8, Soyuz TMA-14, Soyuz TMA-16. Agency: US Army. Bibliography: 12, 6210.

1958 January 18 - .
  • Birth of Jeffrey Nels Williams - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams, Jeffrey. American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-101, ISS EO-13, ISS EO-21. US Army..

1983 December 5 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 16 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Brown, David, Burbank, Cagle, Caldeiro, Camarda, Carey, Clark, Fincke, Forrester, Frick, Guidoni, Herrington, Higginbotham, Hobaugh, Kelly, James, Kelly, Mark, Kelly, Scott, Lockhart, Loria, Magnus, Massimino, Mastracchio, McCool, Morin, Nowak, Pettit, Phillips.

    The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 10 pilots and 25 mission specialists selected from over 2,400 applicants. 9 additional international astronauts.


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  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    Earlier this week one of the television cameras aboard Zarya was activated to allow engineers to view the small crane mounted on the side of the module that has been determined to be in a 'soft dock' configuration rather than the expected 'hard dock' position. Additional Details: here....


2000 March 30 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    A launch on April 24 will see Atlantis - fresh off a year-and-a-half of refurbishment and maintenance - dock two days later to an orbiting space station for the first time since it arrived at the Russian Mir space station on STS-86 in September 1997. The orbiter and its external fuel tank/solid rocket booster stack was moved to the launch pad last Saturday and the Spacehab double module was installed into the payload bay earlier this week. A countdown test that includes the seven astronauts will be conducted next Thursday and Friday at the Kennedy Space Center to mirror the events that will take place on launch day. Additional Details: here....


2000 April 6 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    Shuttle and Station managers yesterday selected April 24 as the launch target date at the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, while engineers evaluate an issue with the power drive unit (PDU) for Atlantis' rudder speed brake. Following a hydraulic system test, a higher than normal pressure reading in the suspect PDU was identified. Ongoing analysis will confirm if the PDU needs to be replaced. Managers are evaluating plans to perform the work at the launch pad and currently expect no impact to the launch date. Additional Details: here....


2000 April 13 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    Atlantis' STS-101 mission remains scheduled for launch at about 4:15 p.m. Eastern time on April 24 with the mission's major goals to accomplish the complete restoration of the electrical power system on the Zarya module and raising the Station's altitude in preparation for Zvezda's arrival in late July. Additional Details: here....


2000 April 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    If all goes as planned, this time next week the International Space Station will house visitors for the first time since the visit by the crew of STS-96 last year. All continues to go smoothly with preparations for the launch of Atlantis to start the STS-101 mission on Monday. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 19 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Lu, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With dawn's first light glimmering above, six American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center to pay a "home improvement" house call on the fledgling International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 19 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    The crew of STS-101 was awakened just after 6 p.m. to Tom Petty's song "Free Fallin'," played for Mission Specialist Susan Helms. Once awake, Atlantis' seven-member crew began preparing for its first full day on orbit to ready the vehicle for tomorrow night's docking with the International Space Station and a space walk Sunday night. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 19 - . 10:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-101 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Usachyov, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Payload: Atlantis F21. Mass: 115,900 kg (255,500 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Usachyov, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-101. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 9.84 days. Decay Date: 2000-05-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 26368 . COSPAR: 2000-027A. Apogee: 381 km (236 mi). Perigee: 352 km (218 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.90 min.

    ISS Logistics flight. Launch delayed three times by weather. Objective of mission STS-101 was repair, resupply and construction tasks aboard the international space station. This was the first launch with new electronic cockpit displays and other upgrades. The solid boosters separated at 10:13 GMT and the main engines cutoff at 10:19 GMT. The external tank, ET-102 then separated, with both orbiter and ET-102 in a 52 x 320 km initial orbit. At 10:54 GMT the OMS engines fired to raise perigee to 159 x 329 km x at 51.6 deg. Atlantis docked with the International Space Station's PMA-2 docking adapter on the Unity node at 04:31 GMT on May 21. At that time the ISS was in a 332 x 341 km orbit.

    On May 22 mission specialists Jeff Williams and James carried out external maintenance work on the ISS.

    On May 23 at 00:03 GMT the Atlantis crew opened the first hatch to PMA-2 and entered the Station. The crew replaced a set of batteries in Zarya, installed fans and ducting to improve airflow, and delivered supplies and equipment. Three hour-long orbit raising burns on May 24 and 25 by the RCS engines on Atlantis raised the station to a 372 x 380 km x 51.6 deg orbit.

    The STS-101 crew left the station on May 26, closing the PMA-2 hatch at 08:08 GMT and undocking at 23:03 GMT. Atlantis performed a 180 degree flyaround of the station and departed the vicinity around 23:44 GMT.

    Atlantis closed its payload bay doors around 02:30 GMT on May 29 and fired the OMS engines for deorbit at 05:12 GMT. The vehicle landed on RW15 at Kennedy Space Center at 06:20 GMT. Atlantis was to be turned around for the next ISS shuttle flight, STS-106.

    Left in orbit was the renovated International Space Station, equipped with an upgraded electrical system, new fans, filters, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and communications gear.


2000 May 20 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    Atlantis' crew spent a smooth day in space checking equipment in preparation for upcoming activities: docking with the International Space Station late tonight; a spacewalk planned for late Sunday; and the transfer of over a ton of equipment to the station that will begin late Monday. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 20 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    Atlantis' astronauts were awakened at 4:11 p.m. Central today to the song "Still Shining" by Bob Seger in honor of tonight's rendezvous with the International Space Station. STS-101 Mission Commander Jim Halsell will guide Atlantis to the second Shuttle docking with the International Space Station late this evening. Atlantis is planned to dock with the station at 11:31 p.m. Central. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 21 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. Flying five miles a second above the Ukraine, Commander Jim Halsell gently pulled the Shuttle Atlantis into port last night, flawlessly latching his 100-ton spacecraft to the 35-ton International Space Station for a five-day stay.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 21 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. The seven astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis were awakened at 4:11 p.m. CDT to the song "Lookin' Out the Window" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and are now busy with preparations for tonight's space walk which is scheduled to begin about 9:15 p.m. CDT.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 22 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. Astronauts Jim Voss and Jeff Williams spent over six hours outside the Space Shuttle Atlantis this morning, completing a variety of planned assembly and maintenance tasks on the International Space Station with ease.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 22 - . 01:48 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-101-1 - . Crew: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: STS-101. Spacecraft: ISS. The crew reattached the US crane, attached the Russian Strela transfer boom, and replaced a faulty antenna on the Unity node. EVA handrails were fixed to the station exterior for use on later spacewalks..

2000 May 23 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Husband, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    The STS-101 astronauts aboard Atlantis were awakened at 3:41 p.m. CDT to begin their sixth day in space and third day of docked operations with the International Space Station. Today's wake up song from Mission Control was a long distance dedication from Kathy Halsell to her husband, Mission Commander Jim Halsell, the Flamingoes tune "I Only Have Eyes for You." Additional Details: here....


2000 May 24 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    STS-101 Commander Jim Halsell and his crew are continuing their efforts aboard the International Space Station as they begin their fourth day of docked operations. The seven astronauts were awakened at 3:28 p.m. CDT with the music, "I'm Gonna Fly" by Amy Grant which was requested by Pilot Scott Horowitz's wife. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 25 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    The seven STS-101 astronauts are spending their final full day docked to the International Space Station as they prepare for undocking Friday evening. When Atlantis undocks tomorrow evening, it will leave behind a refurbished orbiting facility, operating at a higher altitude and featuring new electrical and communications components. The station is now primed and ready to receive the next major piece of the station, the Zvezda Service Module, when it is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan between July 8-14. Commander Jim Halsell, Pilot Scott Horowitz and Mission Specialists Mary Ellen Weber, Jeff Williams, Susan Helms, Jim Voss and Yury Usachev were awakened at 3:11 p.m. CDT. Today's wakeup song -- "Don't It Make You Wanna Dance" by Jerry Jeff Walker -- was played at the request of Williams' son and family. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 25 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    As their seventh day in space draws to a close this morning, the astronauts aboard Atlantis have virtually completed their maintenance work on the International Space Station, installing equipment that is planned to leave the space outpost in flawless condition. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 26 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With a gentle push, Atlantis and the International Space Station parted company this evening as the two spacecraft flew 237 miles over Kazakhstan concluding five days of work to prepare the outpost for its first resident crew.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 26 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With all of their mission's objectives met or exceeded, Atlantis' crew shut the doors to the International Space Station early this morning in preparation for bidding the rejuvenated outpost farewell this evening.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 27 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Ross, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With all major mission objectives successfully completed, Atlantis' crew turned its attention to a planned return trip home, with a landing scheduled for 1:20 a.m. Central time on Monday at the Kennedy Space Center.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 28 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Horowitz, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. The astronauts aboard Atlantis have packed their bags and checked out their spacecraft in preparation for a return home and a planned touchdown at 1:20 a.m. Central time Monday at the Kennedy Space Center.. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-020 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. New supplies arrived at the International Space Station today as an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft linked up to the Zvezda Service Module.. Additional Details: here....

2006 April 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-021 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The 13th crew of the International Space Station this week began unloading -- and sank its teeth into -- some of the more than 5,000 pounds of new supplies that arrived at the complex Wednesday.. Additional Details: here....

2006 May 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-023/23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. Completing their first month in space, Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams eased into normal station activities this week.. Additional Details: here....

2006 May 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-024 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams focused this week on science experiments, maintenance tasks and unpacking cargo on the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2006 May 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-025 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The residents of the International Space Station turned their attention to spacewalk preparations this week as they gear up for a six-hour excursion outside the complex June 1.. Additional Details: here....

2006 May 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-026 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The residents of the International Space Station turned their attention to spacewalk preparations this week as they gear up for a six-hour excursion outside the complex June 1.. Additional Details: here....

2006 June 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-027 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The International Space Station crew wrapped up its week with post-spacewalk tasks and began to turn their focus toward the arrival of a Progress supply spacecraft and preparations for Discovery's upcoming shuttle mission, designated STS-121.. Additional Details: here....

2006 June 2 - . 23:48 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-13-1 - . Crew: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8.

    The Expedition 13 crew wore Russian Orlan suits and exited the station through the Pirs module hatch, which was opened at 22:48 GMT. On the Zvezda module, the crew installed a vent valve for the Elektron oxygen system, cleared an obstruction on the WAL-2 antenna, and retrieved the Kromka and Biorisk experiments. On the station truss, they replaced a camera on the Mobile Base System.


2006 June 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-028 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The International Space Station crew wrapped up its week with post-spacewalk tasks and began to turn their focus toward the arrival of a Progress supply vehicle and preparations for Discoveryís upcoming shuttle mission, STS-121.. Additional Details: here....

2006 June 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-029 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The International Space Station crew this week bid farewell to one cargo craft and prepared for the arrival of another.. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-031 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. A shipment of supplies began its journey to the International Space Station Saturday as the ISS Progress 22 cargo ship was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

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  • STS-121 MCC Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Nowak, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8, STS-121. Astronauts on board Space Shuttle Discovery today got a much deserved day off after having completed three successful space walks and thousands of pounds of supply and equipment transfers earlier in the flight.. Additional Details: here....

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  • EVA ISS EO-13-2 - . Crew: Reiter, Williams, Jeffrey. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reiter, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8.

    The crew exited the station from the Quest airlock wearing American suits. They installed a replacement Floating Potential Measurement Unit and two long-duration materials exposure MISSE containers. The crew then moved to the S1 truss, where Williams conducted several assembly and repair tasks on the right side of the truss, while Reiter did the same on the left. Then they worked together to install a new infrared camera that would scan arriving shuttles for damage to their heat shields. After completing further minor repairs, they were ahead of the timeline, so ground contorl passed up additonal tasks in preparation for future assembly spacewalks.


2006 August 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-036 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reiter, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8, STS-121 Astrolab. Space station crewmen Jeff Williams and Thomas Reiter worked quickly through scheduled spacewalk tasks Thursday, then completed three get-ahead jobs, or extra tasks, and were ready for more.. Additional Details: here....

2006 August 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-037 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reiter, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8, STS-115, STS-121 Astrolab. This week on the International Space Station crew members refurbished their exercise treadmill, prepared areas inside and out for an imminent expansion of their home and took a couple of special calls to discuss soccer and food in space.. Additional Details: here....

2006 August 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-038 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reiter, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8, STS-121 Astrolab. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent much of their week preparing for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, set for launch Aug. 27 on the STS-115 mission.. Additional Details: here....

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2009 September 30 - . 07:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-16 - . Call Sign: Bort. Crew: Laliberte, Surayev, Williams, Jeffrey. Backup Crew: Barrett, Skvortsov, Walker, Shannon. Return Crew: Surayev, Williams. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 226. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 169.17 days. Decay Date: 2010-03-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 35940 . COSPAR: 2009-053A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 342 km (212 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Docked with the International Space Station at 08:35 GMT on 2 October. Carried the EO-21 crew of Suraev and Williams, and space tourist Guy Laliberte due to the station. Surayev and Williams landed aboard Soyuz TMA-16 in Kazakhstan on 18 March 2010..

2015 March 27 - . 19:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-16M - . Call Sign: Altair. Crew: Kelly, Scott, Korniyenko, Padalka. Backup Crew: Ovchinin, Volkov, Sergey, Williams, Jeffrey. Return Crew: Aimbetov, Mogensen, Padalka. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 716. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 168.21 days. Decay Date: 2015-04-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 40540 . COSPAR: 2015-016A. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi). Perigee: 198 km (123 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg.

    Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS at 5 hours 50 minutes after launch. Padalka was the commander, and Kelly and Kornienko were part of a long-duration crew that would spend nearly a year aboard the space station. On 28 August Padalka, Kelly and Kornienko flew Soyuz TMA-16M from the Poisk to Zvezda docking ports. Undocking from Poisk was at 07:12 GMT and docking with Zvezda was at 07:30 GMT. This freed the Poisk port for the TMA-18M arrival, and freed Zvezda for a refuelling spacecraft once TMA-16M returned to Earth. ISS EO- 44 concluded when Soyuz TMA-16M undocked from the Zvezda aft port at 21:29 GMT on 11 September, carrying Expedition 44 commander Padalka and EP-18 visiting crew members Mogensen and Aimbetov. Soyuz TMA-16M landed in Kazakhstan at 00:51:36 GMT on 12 September.


2016 March 18 - . 21:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-20M - . Call Sign: Kazbek. Crew: Ovchinin, Skripochka, Williams, Jeffrey. Backup Crew: Ryzhikov, Borisenko, Kimbrough. Return Crew: Ovchinin, Skripochka, Williams, Jeffrey. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-20M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 172.16 days. Decay Date: 2016-09-07 01:13:00 . USAF Sat Cat: 41391 . COSPAR: 2016-018A. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi). Perigee: 193 km (119 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg.

    Soyuz TMA-20M was launched carrying Alexey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka and Jeff Williams. This was the last of the 11F732A47 Soyuz TMA-M series, which were replaced by the improved Soyuz-MS variant. On Sep 6 at 2151 UTC Soyuz TMA-20M undocked from the Poisk module with Ovchinin, Skripochka and Williams. The spacecraft laded in Kazakhstan at 0113 UTC on Sep 7.


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  • EVA ISS US EVA-36 - . Crew: Williams, Jeffrey, Rubins. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS.

    EVA to fit the IDA-2 docking unit over the old Shuttle docking port, PMA-2. This would allow PMA-2 to be used for Dragon and other future resupply vehicles. At 1016 UTC SPDM moved IDA-2 inward until it was just touching PMA-2. Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins, in spacesuits EMU 3003 and 3008, entered the Quest airlock for US EVA-36. Quest was depressurized by 1158 UTC and its hatch was open at 1203 UTC. Williams and Rubins attached tethers to IDA-2 and connected it loosely to PMA-2; at 1316 UTC the SPDM released IDA-2, which was firmly mated to PMA-2 by 1440 UTC. After removing a soft cover and carrying out some cabling work, the astronauts were ready for other tasks when at 1731 UTC further work was cancelled due to a communications problem in Williams' suit. The astronauts returned to Quest, closed the hatch at 1757 UTC and repressurized the airlock at 1802 UTC.


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  • EVA ISS US EVA-37 - . Crew: Williams, Jeffrey, Rubins. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS.

    On Sep 1 Williams and Rubins made a second spacewalk, US EVA-37. The trailing thermal control radiator (TTCR) on the P6 truss segment, held in reserve as a spare, was retracted to protect it from space debris. A new high definition camera was installed at camera position CP9 on the P1 truss. The Quest airlock was depressurized at 1146 UTC and repressurized at 1841 UTC.



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