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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-13-2014 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today (June 13), marked educator-astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger's (STS-131) last day at NASA. It was 10 years to the day that she first reported to Johnson Space Center to begin basic training as a member of "The Peacocks," NASA's 19th group of astronaut candidates.

She tweeted her departure:

Thanks, NASA, for a decade of dreams coming true! It was an honor to work with the team. Keep exploring!

sts205cdr
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posted 06-13-2014 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She made every Space Camper's dream a reality. Well done, Dottie, and the very best wishes to you in the future!

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posted 06-13-2014 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea what she's going to do or where she's going?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-13-2014 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know where she's headed, but I don't believe it's something she's made public.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-30-2014 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Leaves NASA

NASA astronaut and educator Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger has departed the agency for other pursuits.

Selected by NASA in 2004, Metcalf-Lindenburger was among NASA's first class of educator astronauts. She flew on space shuttle mission STS-131 in April of 2010, accumulating more than 15 days in space. During her mission she coordinated supplies and equipment transferred to the station brought up on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

In addition to her spaceflight experience, Metcalf-Lindenburger served as the Astronaut Office Station Branch lead for systems and crew interfaces and was instrumental in making the space station a better living environment for crewmembers. In 2012, she commanded the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 16 mission.

Before joining NASA, Metcalf-Lindenburger taught Earth Science and Astronomy at Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash. She also participated in undergraduate research with the KECK Consortium mapping the last glaciations of Russell Creek in Wyoming (1995) and mapping and determining the petrology of the rocks in the Wet Mountain region of Colorado (1996). Both research positions led to publications.

"Dottie has been a tremendous asset to our office," said Bob Behnken, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "As an educator, her enthusiasm for sharing the excitement of space exploration was infectious and she was a great influence on our office and our work to inspire the public. She brought that same passion and dedication to her work as an astronaut. She will be missed but we know she will continue to share the spirit of exploration wherever her path leads her next."

Metcalf-Lindenburger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash., and attained a teaching certification from Central Washington University.

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