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Quick facts for kidsWilliam C. McCool
William McCool in August 2001
|Other names||William Cameron McCool|
September 23, 1961|
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Died||February 1, 2003
Over Texas, U.S.
|Previous occupation||Naval aviator, test pilot|
|Time in space||15d 22h 20m|
|Selection||1996 NASA Group 16|
He was the pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-107. He and the rest of the crew of STS-107 were killed when Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into the atmosphere. He was the youngest male member of the crew. McCool was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
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