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William F. Readdy
Founding Partner
Discovery Partners International

  • Over three decades of experience as a leader, program manager and operator.

  • Former NASA Associate Administrator for Space Flight/Operations.

-$6 B annual enterprise comprising five major programs, four major field activities, over ten thousand civil servants and thirty thousand contractor employees. 

-Led NASA’s space shuttle return to flight activities.

  • Space Shuttle Commander and NASA Astronaut. Flew three missions including a docking mission with the Russian ‘Mir’ space station.

  • Navy Test Pilot with over seven thousand hours total flight time in over sixty types of fixed and rotary wing aircraft and over five hundred carrier landings.

  • Graduate of the Syracuse University Maxwell School National Security Studies program.

  • Fluent in French and Russian.

  • Current government security clearances.


Link to detailed biography

Link to biography at NASA Web Site*

Note: DPI LLC  is not associated with NASA. The link is provided for informational purposes.


Discovery Partners International LLC
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