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William West – NESC Academy Biography

William West

Bill West worked for HS as an ISS EVA increment manager in the EVA Office (XA). He was responsible for Expedition 25 ISS EVA maintenance and served as the XA representative for the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). Previously, he was the ISS EVA increment manager for Expeditions 4, 6, 10, 15, 19, and 20. West has worked extensively with the Russian EVA community as part of the Joint U.S. and Russian EVA Working Group. He was graduated from Parks College of St. Louis University with a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering and received his master’s degree in space science from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. In 1988, he began working at JSC for Rockwell Shuttle Operations Company. In 1997, he joined GHG Corporation and worked in the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate as a Space Shuttle Main Propulsion System safety engineer and in the EVA Safety Group. Beginning in 2000, West worked for Hamilton Sundstrand.