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Stephanie D. Wilson

Astronaut and Branch Chief, Mission Support Crew, NASA

B.S. ES 1988, Harvard University
M.S. ASE 1992, The University of Texas at Austin

Stephanie D. Wilson is a NASA Astronaut, a veteran of three spaceflights, STS-120, STS-121 and STS-131 and has logged more than 42 days in space. Within the Astronaut Office, she is currently the Mission Support Crew Branch Chief.

Wilson received her bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Harvard University and her master’s degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to working at NASA Johnson Space Center, Wilson worked for the former Martin Marietta Astronautics Group in Denver, Colorado as a loads and dynamics engineer for the Titan IV program. She also worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California as a member of the Attitude and Articulation Control Subsystem team for the Galileo spacecraft.  Once at NASA Johnson, Wilson has served in various positions within the Astronaut Office, including Chief of the Space Station Integration Branch, Capsule Communicator, technical duties involving the space shuttle main engines and solid rocket boosters, and assignments within the Robotics branch, the Exploration branch and the Space Station Operations branch. Also as part of a rotational opportunity, Wilson completed a detail to NASA’s Glenn Research Center as the Acting Chief of Program and Project Integration within the Spaceflight Systems Directorate.

Wilson has been the recipient of several awards including Young Outstanding Texas Exes Award, University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award, Harvard Foundation Scientist of the Year Award, Harvard College Women’s Professional Achievement Award, and Honorary Doctorates of Science from Williams College, Smith College, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has received several awards from NASA including NASA Space Flight and Distinguished Service Medals, Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Group Achievement Award and Johnson Space Center Director Commendation Award.

Dedicated to service and volunteerism, Wilson is a member of and serves on the boards or advisory committees of many organizations including American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Association of Space Explorers, Society of Women Engineers, Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, and Gulf Coast Apollo Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.