Jeff Williams

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Date of Birth January 18, 1958
Place of Birth Wisconsin
Age 63 years old
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Jeffrey Williams (astronaut)

Jeffrey Nels Williams is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space flights and formerly held the American record for most days spent in space, which was surpassed in April 2017 by his colleague Peggy Whitson. He still holds the record of the longest time in space for an American man.

Nationality: American
Status: Active
Born: January 18, 1958, Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.
Other occupation: Test pilot
Rank: Colonel, USA
Time in space: 534d 02h 48min
Selection: 1996 NASA Group
Total EVAs: 5
Total EVA time: 31 hours, 55 minutes
Missions: STS-101, Soyuz TMA-8 (Expedition 13), Soyuz TMA-16 (Expedition 21/22), Soyuz TMA-20M (Expedition 47/48)
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About Jeff Williams

American astronaut who, as of January 2019, has held the record for the longest time in space by an American man. He completed his fourth spaceflight in 2016 during NASA's Expedition 47/48.

Before Fame

He graduated from the US Military Academy with a degree in engineering in 1980. He was later selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1996.

Achievement

He worked as the commander of the NEEMO 3 aquanaut underwater mission, where he lived and worked underwater for six days. He participated in the first ever NASA Tweet-up in October 2009, and obtained the first live Twitter connection for NASA in space.

Family Life

His parents' names are Eunice and Lloyd.

Associations

He surpassed Scott Kelly's previously-held record of 520 cumulative days in space while on Expedition 47 in 2016.

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  • Crew members of the International Space Station
  • Recipients of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal
  • Recipients of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • Aquanauts
  • NASA civilian astronauts
  • People associated with the Boy Scouts of America
  • American test pilots
  • United States Army colonels
  • American astronauts
  • American Lutherans
  • Recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal
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Latest information about Jeff Williams updated on March 03, 2021.

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