Astronaut Friday: Andrew “Drew” Feustel

We’re ringing in the New Year with a new astronaut Friday post, honoring an astronaut who truly had a remarkable 2018! Andrew “Drew” Feustel was selected by NASA in 2000, and has journeyed into space a total of three times to date. His first mission was in 2009 with STS-125

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Astronaut Friday: Ronald Evans

He only flew into space once, but boy did he make it count. Today’s Astronaut Friday post goes out to a truly amazing astronaut, Ronald “Ron” Evans, who we remember for his historic flight aboard Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon. He spent a career total of

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Astronaut Wednesday: Brian Duffy

This week, we’re mixing it up to bring you an Astronaut Wednesday post! Today’s featured astronaut has a lot of spaceflight experience. From an early age, he was interested in space and was inspired by the astronauts before him to pursue a career in the aerospace industry. After retiring from

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Astronaut Friday: Mike Hopkins

There are many reasons to celebrate the end of the week, like an astronaut Friday post! Today’s featured astronaut is Mike Hopkins, a current NASA astronaut with an experience-filled past and wide-open future. Read on to see some of the cool things Mike has done, and will do, for NASA.

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Astronaut Friday: Walter “Wally” Schirra

It’s Friday and that means we’re highlighting an astronaut! Today’s featured space traveler is one of NASA’s “Original Seven” astronauts. To commemorate the anniversary of his Apollo 7 flight (Oct. 11), and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program, we’re remembering astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra. In total, Schirra flew aboard

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Astronaut Friday: Walt Cunningham

Astronaut Friday is a way for us to explore the biographies of astronauts who you may not know much about. There may be a movie coming out about Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin may have a Twitter feed, but do you know much about Apollo era astronaut Walt Cunningham? The

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Looking back: astronaut Walt Cunningham

Apollo astronaut Walt Cunningham will share his unique perspective on a remarkable era of exploration, including the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, and the human side of spaceflight Oct. 5 at the next installment of our Thought Leader Series. Get TicketsExplore the photo gallery below to relive some of Cunningham’s

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Astronaut Friday: Mark Polansky

Every Friday and Saturday you can meet a space explorer at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut. Today you have the opportunity to meet NASA astronaut Mark Polansky and hear about his mission experiences. Polansky joined NASA in August 1992 as an aerospace engineer and research pilot. After being

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Astronaut Friday: Serena Aunon-Chancellor

It’s Friday on this here blog, which means it’s time to highlight an astronaut. Today, we’ll be diving into the career of one of the active astronauts on the International Space Station right now. Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor was selected as an astronaut in 2009 1) She searched for meteorites Case

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Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Rhea Seddon

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a new set of Three Astronaut Facts. This week, we’ll highlight Dr. Rhea Seddon, another astronaut who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring fellow 1978 astronaut classmates Shannon Lucid and Dr. Anna Fisher, sold

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