Organization

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

STS-121 Destination:
International Space Station supplies, test post-Columbia disaster safety measures

STS-120 Destination:
Deliver Harmony module to ISS

STS-131 Destination:
Deliver Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to ISS

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. 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 in 2013 Wilson completed a 9-month detail to NASA’s Glenn Research Center as the Acting Chief of Program and Project Integration in the Spaceflight Systems Directorate. She has also served as a member of the 2009, 2013 and 2017 Astronaut Selection Boards.

As a member of the Astronaut Office, she is currently the Mission Support Crew Branch Chief.

– NASA