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Stephanie D. Wilson

Stephanie D. Wilson is a veteran of three spaceflights, STS-120, STS-121, and STS-131 and has logged more than 42 days in space. Born in Boston, she attended high school in Pittsfield, Mass., and earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from Harvard University in 1988. After working at Martin Marietta for two years, she earned her Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin; her graduate research, sponsored by a NASA Graduate Student Researchers Fellowship, focused on the control and modeling of large, flexible space structures. Selected by NASA as an astronaut in April 1996, she flew her first space shuttle mission in 2006, then flew subsequent shuttle missions in 2007 and 2010. Wilson has served as the Space Station Integration Branch Chief from 2010 to 2012, and she has also served as a member of the 2009, 2013 and 2017 Astronaut Selection Boards. As a member of the Astronaut Office, she currently supports the International Space Station Program as a member of the Mission Support Crew branch.

(9 July 2006) — Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson, STS-121 mission specialist, floats in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. A beverage container floats freely at right.

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