Portrait of William McArthur
William McArthur is an American astronaut who was born on July 26, 1951,
in North Carolina.
Before he became an astronaut, McArthur was an Army pilot. He has logged
over 2400 hours of flight time.
McArthur became an astronaut in 1991. He has spent over 532 hours in
space aboard two spaceflights.
In 1993, McArthur flew aboard STS-58. The crew performed several
experiments in the life sciences during this mission. McArthur made his
second flight aboard STS-74 in 1995. The shuttle docked with the
Russian Mir Space Station for eight days.
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