Astronaut Crew Debrief

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the most ambitious international collaborations ever, not to mention the largest space station ever constructed.

Relive the journey of Expedition 64 and Crew-1 with the mission’s astronauts at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11, only at Space Center Houston. This is a free event, but seating is limited. Tickets must be presented at the door for entry.

NOTE: This event has been postponed until further notice.

Hear from Crew-1 astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi along with Expedition 64’s Kate Rubins.

Victor Glover

Glover was selected as an astronaut in 2013 while serving as a Legislative Fellow in the United States Senate. He most recently served as pilot and second-in-command on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which landed May 2, 2021. It is the first post-certification mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft – the second crewed flight for that vehicle – and a long duration mission aboard the International Space Station. He also served as Flight Engineer on the International Space Station for Expedition 64. 

Michael Hopkins

Hopkins was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 2009. The Missouri native most recently served as Commander on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which landed on May 2, 2021. It was the first post-certification mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft – the second crewed flight for that vehicle – and his second long duration mission aboard the International Space Station. He also served as Flight Engineer on the International Space Station for Expedition 64.

Shannon Walker

Walker was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Space Physics from Rice University. Walker began her professional career at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in 1987 as a Robotics Flight Controller for the Space Shuttle Program. In 2010, she served as Flight Engineer for Expedition 24/25, a long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station that lasted 163 days. Walker most recently served as Mission Specialist on the on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which landed May 2, 2021.

Soichi Noguchi

Dr. NOGUCHI Soichi (Ph.D.) was born in 1965 in Kanagawa. In 2005, Dr. NOGUCHI Soichi participated in an International Space Station (ISS) assembly mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, and acted as leader of three Extravehicular Activities. In 2009, Dr. NOGUCHI Soichi flew as the first Japanese left-seater on the Soyuz spacecraft. As a Flight Engineer on ISS Expeditions 22 and 23, Dr. NOGUCHI Soichi spent about five and a half months aboard the ISS, carrying out tasks such as mounting the Small Fine Arm of the robotic arm of Kibo and conducting experiments. In 2020, Dr. NOGUCHI Soichi became the first non-American to board SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft (Crew-1), and performed his fourth EVA, the most by any Japanese astronaut. Dr. NOGUCHI Soichi was the first astronaut in the world to accomplish three different methods of Earth entry (runway, ground, and ocean), and officially certified by Guinness World Records.

Kate Rubins

Rubins was selected by NASA in 2009. Rubins completed her first spaceflight on Expedition 48/49, where she became the first person to sequence DNA in space. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford University Medical School Biochemistry Department and Microbiology and Immunology Department. Dr. Rubins conducted her undergraduate research on HIV-1 integration in the Infectious Diseases Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She worked as a Fellow/Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and headed 14 researchers studying viral diseases that primarily affect Central and West Africa. Rubins most recently served aboard the International Space Station as flight engineer for Expedition 63/64. Across her two flights, she has spent a total of 300 days in space, the fourth most days in space by a U.S. female astronaut.

Don’t miss this inspiring evening celebrating these space explorers.

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