William C McCool
- Category : Travel-Astronaut
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 3
American astronaut William C. McCool - STS107 pilot and Commander in the U.S. Navy. The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 1/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST overhead from Texas. All seven astronauts were lost.
Earning his achelor's degree in applied science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1983, he went on for his master's degree in computer science, University of Maryland, 1985. He subsquently earned another ; master's in aeronautical engineering, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992.
A Navy commander, he worked as a test pilot in the Flight Systems Department of Strike Aircraft Test Directorate at Patuxent River, Md and was selected by NASA in April 1996.
He was married at the time of his death.