Balkanesen welche in Ö;D;CH eine aussergewöhnliche Karriere gemacht haben
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Nö, doch der ist albanischer Herkunft!
William G. Gregory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
996EVENT: Mother’s Day
DATE: April 19, 1996
LOCATION: Micalli Terrace - Brooklyn, NY
DETAILS: AAWO organized this event to honor mothers and their contribution to our community. A special guest at this event was the first Albanian astronaut, William Gregory
Albanian American Womens Organization
William George "Borneo" Gregory (born May 14" target="_blank">May 14
, 1957" target="_blank">1957
) is a former NASA" target="_blank">NASA
. He also a retired air force lieutenant colonel" target="_blank">lieutenant colonel
. Gregory is of Albanian" target="_blank">Albanian
Gregory was born in Lockport, New York and graduated from Lockport High School in 1975. Gregory is an Eagle Scout. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy" target="_blank">United States Air Force Academy
, where he graduated with a degree in engineering" target="_blank">engineering
sciences in 1979. After this, he went to Columbia University" target="_blank">Columbia University
to get a master's degree in engineering mechanics (1980), and Troy University" target="_blank">Troy University
to get another master's in management (1984). He is also a member of the USAF Academy Association of Graduates.
Between 1981 and 1986, Gregory served as an operational fighter pilot flying the D and F models of the F-111. In this capacity, he served as an instructor pilot at RAF Lakenheath, UK, and Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico. He attended the USAF Test Pilot School in 1987. Between 1988 and 1990 Gregory served as a test pilot at Edwards AFB flying the F-4, A-7D, and all five models of the F-15. Having flown in excess of 40 types of aircraft, Gregory has accumulated over 5,000 hours of flight time.
Selected by NASA in January 1990, Gregory became an astronaut in July 1991. Gregory's technical assignments included: Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL); astronaut office representative for Landing/Rollout, T-38 Flying Safety; Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Support Personnel (ASP); spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in mission control; astronaut office representative for rendezvous and proximity operations; and Spacecraft Operations Branch Chief. He flew on STS-67 (1995) and has logged 400 hours in space. Gregory retired from the Air Force and left NASA in the Summer of 1999. He currently serves as Manager of Business Development for Honeywell" target="_blank">Honeywell
in Phoenix, Arizona.
Gregory served as the STS-67 pilot on the seven-person astronomical research mission aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Launching from the Kennedy Space Center" target="_blank">Kennedy Space Center
on March 2" target="_blank">March 2
, 1995" target="_blank">1995
, and landing at Edwards AFB on March 18" target="_blank">March 18
, 1995, the crew established a new mission duration record of 16 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes and 46 seconds, while completing 262 orbits and traveling nearly seven million miles. This second flight of the ASTRO telescope primary payload also included numerous secondary payloads.
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