Bill is a veteran pilot astronaut with three space flights. He has logged over 672 hours in space. He served NASA in many roles including NASA Director of Operations, Star City, Russia; Stafford Task Force; and the first manager of Space Shuttle Program Development charged with upgrading the Space Shuttle. Readdy served as Associate Administrator, NASA HQ Office of Space Flight that had oversight for the Marshall, Kennedy, Stennis and Johnson Space Centers as well as programmatic oversight for International Space Station, Space Shuttle, Space Communications and Space Launch Vehicles.
He also served as Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve, Naval Space Command where he selected Bryant Cruse to be his Executive Officer.
BS, Aerospace Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy. Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School