William Oefelein

1965 - Today

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 Shipman, and he and Nowak became the first astronauts ever dismissed from NASA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Oefelein has received more than 360,714 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 487th most popular astronaut.

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  • 18

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  • 1.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among astronauts, William Oefelein ranks 496 out of 501Before him are Gregory Chamitoff, Peter Wisoff, Nicholas Patrick, Alexander Misurkin, Alvin Drew, and Sergey Ryzhikov. After him are James M. Kelly, Sidney M. Gutierrez, Nick Hague, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephen Frick, and Stephen S. Oswald.

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Among people born in 1965, William Oefelein ranks 558Before him are Andrea M. Ghez, Padmini Kolhapure, Satoshi Kajino, Naohiko Minobe, Michael E. Mann, and Tony Dorigo. After him are Patty Fendick, Michelle Stafford, Five for Fighting, Tim Scott, Camille Coduri, and Nigel Bond.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Oefelein ranks 11,039 out of 12,171Before him are Zack Ryder (1985), Maria Menounos (1978), Vin Baker (1971), Nick Rimando (1979), Cassie Ventura (1986), and Graham Phillips (1993). After him are David Karp (1986), Johanna Braddy (null), Bobby Jindal (1971), Antoine Walker (1976), Pat Tillman (1976), and Gene Snitsky (1970).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, William Oefelein ranks 260Before him are Kenneth Ham (1964), Anne McClain (1979), Jack D. Fischer (1974), Charles D. Gemar (1955), Gregory J. Harbaugh (1956), and Alvin Drew (1962). After him are James M. Kelly (null), Sidney M. Gutierrez (1951), Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger (1975), Stephen Frick (1964), Stephen S. Oswald (1951), and Stanley G. Love (1965).