ISS Expedition 21 Flight Engineer
ISS Expedition 22 Commander
Born on 18 January 1958, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is married and has two sons.
Williams became a US Army aviator in 1981. He had an army assignment at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, as a Shuttle launch and landing operations engineer, and pilot until 1992.
After graduation from US Naval Test Pilot School in June 1993, he served as an experimental test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Williams was selected by NASA for astronaut training in May 1996. He is a veteran of two spaceflight missions. From 19 to 29 May 2000 he was a member of the STS-101 ISS assembly mission and from 29 March to 28 September 2006, Williams served as a Flight Engineer of ISS Expedition 13. During these two missions Williams performed three spacewalks.
He is scheduled to launch to the ISS on Soyuz TMA-16 on 30 September together with Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev.
Last update: 29 September 2009