STS-119 returned to land at the Kennedy Space Center, having traveled 202 orbits and 5.3 million statute miles in 12 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes. Spaceflight Experience:STS-119 (March 15 to March 28, 2009). Vice President Mike Pence introduces NASA astronauts during a meeting of the National Space Council on Dec. 9, 2020. Experience:Rubio served as a platoon leader in A Company, 2-82nd Assault Aviation (REDHAWKS), and as a company commander in A Company, 2-3rd Aviation (STORM). Koch was selected in June 2013 as one of eight members of the 21st NASA astronaut class. One area we will focus our technology development on is finding and using local resources in space to help us extend our reach. @JonnyKimUSA NASA Experience:Koch participated in the NASA Academy program at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in 2001 and worked as an Electrical Engineer at GSFC from 2002 to 2004. Following STS‑121, she served in the Astronaut Office Robotics branch performing robotics procedure reviews and serving as a robotics mentor and instructor astronaut. Glover was a Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Senate when selected as an astronaut candidate. Trident Scholar, Academic All-American (soccer), Distinguished Graduate - U.S. She worked in the areas of sequence development and testing as well. In 2016, Meir served as a crew member on the European Space Agency (ESA) CAVES space analog caving mission in Sardinia, Italy. Tingle was joined by Russian Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. NASA Experience:Kim reported for duty in August 2017 and completed two years of training as an Astronaut Candidate. Naval Academy. Read the ArtemisLunar Exploration ProgramOverview (35 MB PDF). Some of the scientific highlights from her missions include improvements to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which studies dark matter, growing protein crystals for pharmaceutical research, and testing 3D biological printers to print tissues in microgravity. Astronauts selected for NASA moon program 02:32. Humans will return to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years and NASA … The primary objective of this flight was to deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and truss element to the International Space Station. During this time, she also participated in research flights on NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft and served as an aquanaut crew member in the Aquarius underwater habitat for the 4th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. Additionally, he contributed to X-47B, Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike, V 22, T-45, E-2C, C-2A, and F-35C test programs. He is currently awaiting flight assignment. During her first spacewalk, Rubins and Jeff Williams installed the first International Docking Adapter, a new docking port for U.S. commercial crew spacecraft. AstroChristina Hobbies:: Enjoys snow skiing, music, stamp collecting, and traveling.Social Media: She subsequently served as the Astronaut Office representative for space station stowage, food and crew provisions. Watkins reported for duty in August 2017 and completed two years of training as an Astronaut Candidate. During ascent and entry, Wilson served as the Flight Engineer, assisting the commander and pilot with space shuttle systems. Lindgren served as lead CAPCOM for Expedition 30. Dr. Rubins has published and presented her work in numerous papers at international scientific conferences and in scientific journals. In 2005, Tingle returned to Patuxent River, Maryland, as the Ship Suitability Department Head and test pilot with the Salty Dogs of VX-23. Monica Witt, a NASA spokesperson, said the Artemis 2 crew will consist of three NASA astronauts and one Canadian space flier. @AstroJaws Eighteen astronauts have been selected — nine men and nine women — to begin training for upcoming Artemis missions to the moon, NASA … Hometown: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCollege & Degrees: Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, BerkeleyHobbies: Enjoys rock climbing, mountaineering, and flyingSocial Media: He deployed to the Western Pacific and North Arabian Gulf with Carrier Air Wing Nine aboard the USS Nimitz. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill IngallsDownload full size image. With the Dambusters, he deployed three times to various locations in the Pacific Ocean. Trustee Scholarship, University of San Diego. She has spent a total of 328 days in space. He flew developmental flight tests in the F/A-18ABCD, F/A-18E/F, and EA-18G. Experience:At the time of his selection in June 2017, Chari was a Colonel select in the U.S. Air Force, serving as the Commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron and the Director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force. Her graduate research focused on modeling the fuel cycle for a next-generation, thorium-fueled nuclear reactor concept. Technicians with the lead contractor for Orion, Lockheed Martin, adhered the NASA insignia, known as the “meatball,” and an American Flag to the back shell of the spacecraft’s crew module for Artemis I. NASA Experience:Captain Tingle was selected in July 2009 as one of nine members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. Naval Test Pilot School. Experience:McClain was commissioned as an Army officer in 2002 and immediately attended graduate school. NASA SolicitsMore LunarScience Experiments+. McClain conducted two spacewalks totaling 13 hours and 8 minutes on her mission into space. Awards/Honors:Astronautics Engineer Award, National Space Club & Foundation, 2020; Global ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA International, 2020, NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA Juno Mission Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument, 2012; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Invention of the Year nominee, 2009; United States Congress Antarctic Service Medal with Winter-Over distinction, 2005; NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA Suzaku Mission X-ray Spectrometer Instrument, 2005. On Dec. 9, NASA announced a group of 18 astronauts to form the newly-established Artemis team, including three alumni from the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a former research fellow from the Whitehead Institute.. Raja Chari SM '01, Jasmin Moghbeli '05, Warren “Woody” Hoburg ’08, and Kate Rubins will help tackle the preparations necessary for early moon … Tingle then completed a CAG Paddles tour flying FA-18A/C Hornets with Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) aboard USS Carl Vinson. The first mission — known as Artemis I — is on track for 2021 without astronauts, and Artemis II will fly with crew in 2023. The 13 astronauts, 11 from NASA and 2 from CSA, are the first candidates to graduate under the Artemis program and will become eligible for spaceflight, … Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society. Meir, who served as Flight Engineer, was also joined by Soyuz Commander Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates, Hazzaa Almansoori. Hometown: Miami, Florida Astronaut Selection Year: 2017Military Experience: U.S. ArmyColleges and Degrees: Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. astro_christina. Marshall Scholarship (2002). Awards/Honors:Awarded a Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with Valor, two Air Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and three Overseas Service Ribbons. Medals include the Combat Action Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, and Air Assault Badge. The crew contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development. While at VX-23, Mann executed a variety of flight tests, including loads envelope expansion, flying qualities, carrier suitability and ordnance separation in the F/A-18A-F. @AstroDuke. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars. For the return to Earth, Wilson robotically installed Leonardo, which was packed with more than 6,000 pounds of hardware, science results and used supplies, inside Discovery’s payload bay. NASA is partnering with American companies to land astronauts on the lunar surface. Back to Earth all that we learn and develop will return. On 10 January 2020, NASA's 22nd astronaut group, nicknamed the "Turtles", graduated and were assigned to the Artemis program. astro_jessica. She concurrently researched the security burden in developing countries at nearby University of Bristol. From 2007 to 2009, Koch returned to space science instrument development as an Electrical Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Space Department. Together, we will define this incredible Artemis Generation of science and lunar exploration that doesn’t stop at the Moon, rather, prepares humanity for our next giant leap, Mars. NASA Experience: Barron reported for duty in August 2017 and completed two years of training as an Astronaut Candidate. Hometown: Lafayette, Colorado Astronaut Selection Year: 2017Colleges and Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University and Doctorate in Geology from the University of California, Los Angeles.Hobbies:: Enjoys rugby, basketball, soccer, skiing, coaching, movies, and writing.Social Media: Hometown: Randolph, Massachusetts Astronaut Selection Year: 2009Military Experience: U.S. Navy Colleges and Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in fluid mechanics and propulsion from Purdue University. At the time of his selection to the astronaut corps, he was serving as the Deputy Crew Surgeon for STS‐130 and Expedition 24. The program's name is derived from Artemis, the … Experience:As a graduate research fellow at UCLA, Watkins studied Mars surface processes, focusing her doctorate research on the emplacement mechanisms of large landslides on Mars and Earth through orbital image and spectral data analysis, geologic mapping, and field work. She was also assigned as the primary robotic arm operator for vehicle inspection and spacewalk support, helping to replace the S-band antenna and to relocate the P6 solar array from the Z1 truss to the end of the Integrated Truss Segment. USA Rugby Women’s National Team (2004 to 2006, and 2010 to 2012). While in this role, she served as a member of the Firefighting and Search and Rescue Teams. From left to right: NASA astronauts Jessica Meir, Joseph Acaba, Anne McClain, Matthew Dominick, and Jessica Watkins. NASA astronauts Christina Koch (left) and Jessica Meir on the International Space Station, October 12, 2019. Among the investigations to which she contributed is a study co-led by a former colleague of hers, examining how human heart tissue functions in space. We selected an initial team of NASA astronauts – the Artemis Team – to help pave the way for the next lunar missions including sending the first woman and next man to walk on the lunar surface in 2024. Experience:Moghbeli was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 2005 upon completion of her undergraduate degree. She analyzed the mechanism of HIV integration, including several studies of HIV-1 Integrase inhibitors and genome-wide analyses of HIV integration patterns into host genomic DNA. Organizations:The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associate Fellow); The Association of Space Explorers (Board Member 2018 – 2021); The Society of Women Engineers; The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (Board Member 2018 - 2021); The Harvard University Board of Overseers (2007-2013); The Links Incorporated. Artemis II, the first crewed flight test of the Space Launch System Orion, is targeted for launch in 2022. He has logged 141 days in space and 15 hours and four minutes of spacewalk time. She spent 205 days in space, 3,280 orbits of Earth and a trip of 86.9 million miles. Following graduate school, McClain earned her wings as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout/attack helicopter pilot.