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Robert Pearlman
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NASA release
Astronauts Chamitoff Departs NASA

NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff is leaving the agency.

Chamitoff is joining the faculty of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and the University of Sydney in Australia.

"Greg will certainly be missed by the Astronaut Office," said Bob Behnken, NASA's chief astronaut. "Greg's passion for sharing the spaceflight experience will serve him well as he begins a new adventure in academia and continues to inspire the next generation of innovators and explorers."

Chamitoff began his 18-year NASA career in 1995 as a space shuttle guidance and control officer in mission control at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. He was selected as an astronaut in 1998. He flew in space twice, in 2008 as a flight engineer and science officer for Expeditions 17 and 18 aboard the International Space Station, and as a mission specialist during STS-134 in 2011, the penultimate shuttle mission. During his most recent mission, Chamitoff participated in two spacewalks to complete assembly of the International Space Station, taking part in the installation of the Alphamagnetic Spectrometer. He has spent more than 198 days in space.

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Texas A&M University release
NASA Astronaut Chamitoff Joins Aerospace Engineering Faculty

The Texas A&M University's Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomes Dr. Greg Chamitoff, NASA Astronaut, as he joins the department as a Professor of Engineering Practice. Dr. Chamitoff will lead in the development of a new Human Space/Robotic Systems and Operations Curriculum within the department.

As we continue to move into the 21st century, privately owned and operated vehicle systems for access-to-space will become an increasingly important part of the field of aerospace engineering. The state of Texas is committed to leading the country in this regard. The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, in turn, is committed to providing the workforce for this emerging market. The objective of the new curriculum is to prepare engineers for leadership roles in the emerging field of privately owned space operations.

Dr. Chamitoff received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in 1984. He then went on to get his M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at California Institute of Technology in 1985. In 1992, Chamitoff obtained his Ph. D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Mission Operations at the Johnson Space Center in 1995 and was selected as an Astronaut Candidate by NASA in 1998. Chamitoff received a second M.S. in Space Science – Planetary Geology from the University of Houston Clear Lake in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Chamitoff served as the Flight Engineer and Science Officer for a 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station. In 2011, he served as a Mission Specialist on the last flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Dr. Chamitoff also performed two spacewalks and he has logged more than 198 days in space.

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Professor Archie Johnston, University of Sydney's Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information and Technology, said:
"The University is delighted to have Greg accept the position of Lawrence Hargrave Professor of Aeronautical Engineering.

"With his with vast experience and insights from working with government and industry as part of the International Space Station program, he will help us achieve and develop a stronger aerospace industry in Australia."

More information from the University of Sydney's website.

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