Thursday, September 14, 2017

Astronaut Moments with NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei



Vande Hei and his crewmates, Joe Acaba of NASA and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, launched on the Russian Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft on Sept. 12. They are scheduled to return to Earth in March 2018. The crew members will continue several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science currently underway and scheduled to take place aboard humanity's only permanently occupied orbiting lab. 

Mark T. Vande Hei was selected by NASA in 2009. From Falls Church, Virginia, Vande Hei earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Saint John's University and a Master of Science in Applied Physics from Stanford University.  He was commissioned in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program and served as a combat engineer.  In 1999, he became an assistant professor of physics at the United States Military Academy in West Point.  He is currently assigned to Expedition 53/54, which is planned to launch in August 2017.

Mark's Official NASA Biography:
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/mark-t-vande-hei/biography
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/vande-hei.pdf

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center
Duration: 2 minutes
Release Date: September 12, 2017

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