Thursday, September 14, 2017

Astronaut Moments with NASA astronaut Joe Acaba



Acaba and his crewmates, Mark Vande Hei 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.

Joseph M. Acaba was selected by NASA in 2004. The California native has logged a total of 138 days in space during two missions. In 2009, Acaba flew aboard STS-119 on the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. During this mission, he conducted two spacewalks. In 2012, Acaba flew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the space station where he worked as Flight Engineer for the Expedition 31/32. Acaba recently served as Director of Operations Russia in Star City supporting crew training in Soyuz and Russian Segment systems.

Joe's Official NASA Biography:
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/joseph-m-acaba/biography

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


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