Astronaut Stephanie Wilson of NASA is a member of the Artemis team, a small group of astronauts focusing on early Artemis mission development and training.
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A veteran of three spaceflights, STS-121 in 2006, STS-120 in 2007 and STS-131 in 2010, Wilson has spent over 42 days in space.
Born in Boston, she attended high school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1988 from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.
She received her Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 after working at Martin Marietta for two years; her thesis, funded by the NASA Graduate Student Researchers Fellowship, focused on the control and simulation of massive, versatile space structures.
She was chosen to be an astronaut by NASA in April 1996. In 2006, she flew her first space shuttle flight, followed in 2007 and 2010 by subsequent shuttle flights.
Wilson was chief of the Space Station Integration Division from 2010 to 2012, and Wilson completed a nine-month secondment to NASA’s Glenn Research Center in 2013 as deputy chief of program and mission integration in the Directorate of Spaceflight Systems. She has served in 2009, 2013, and 2017 on the Astronaut Selection Committees.
As an Astronaut Office member, she is currently the Branch Chief of the Mission Support Crew.
NASA and a coalition of international partners will travel to the Moon through the Artemis initiative to learn how to live in other worlds for the good of everyone.
NASA will send the first woman and the next man to the moon via the Artemis Missions in 2024 and about once a year thereafter.
We will explore more of the Moon than ever before through the efforts of humans and robots; lead a journey of exploration that benefits our world with life-changing science; use the Moon and its resources to go even further as a technology testing ground, and learn how to create and maintain a human presence far beyond Earth.