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William C. McCool

  • Birth 23 Sep 1961 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2003 Texas, USA
  • Cenotaph Washington County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 34729148

United States Astronaut. Served as pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003, NASA lost all communication and radar contact with the shuttle just minutes before a 9:16AM scheduled landing time. A short time later it was confirmed that the Columbia had broken apart over eastern Texas, and that there were no survivors.

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CDR US NAVY


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Stella Schilling
  • Added: 12 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34729148
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William C. McCool (23 Sep 1961–1 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34729148, citing North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .