William Oefelein, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


William Oefelein

American astronaut

Date of Birth: 29-Mar-1965

Place of Birth: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

Profession: astronaut, engineer, military officer, aircraft pilot

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About William Oefelein

  • William Anthony "Bill" Oefelein (; born March 29, 1965) is an American test pilot instructor and former 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 pleaded 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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