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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-30-2015 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
Veteran NASA Astronaut and Spacewalker Michael Foreman Retires From NASA

Veteran astronaut Mike Foreman has retired from NASA to join a Houston-based consulting firm. A retired captain in the U.S. Navy, Foreman's last day with the agency is July 31.

"Mike is a great American who has served our nation for 35 years," said Chris Cassidy, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "We have been lucky to have him as part of our NASA team, and wish him and his family the best."

Foreman grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio. He holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Designated a Naval Aviator in 1981, Foreman has flown more than 7,000 hours in 50 different aircraft.

Foreman was selected as a NASA astronaut candidate in 1998 and flew on two space shuttle missions, accumulating more than 26 days in space. He also performed five spacewalks, spending 32 hours and 19 minutes outside performing space station assembly tasks. He flew as a mission specialist for STS-123 on space shuttle Endeavour in March 2008. The mission delivered the Japanese Experiment Logistics Module and the Canadian-built Dextre, also known as the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, to the station. His next mission was STS-129 on space shuttle Atlantis in November 2009. The mission delivered two logistics carriers and approximately 30,000 pounds of replacement parts for station power systems.

When not flying in space, Foreman held a variety of technical assignments in the Astronaut Office. He also served as chief of External Programs at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland from June 2010 through May 2011. He most recently served as the Safety Branch chief in the Astronaut Office. There, he also supported the Exploration Branch, working on the Commercial Crew Development Program.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-01-2016 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Former astronaut Mike Foreman running for Friendswood City Council

Mike Foreman, Career Naval Officer and former Astronaut has filed his petition for a place on the May 7th Friendswood ballot. He will run for Position 4 on City Council, currently held by Dr. Pat McGinnis, who is not seeking reelection.

"I moved my family to Friendswood seventeen years ago when I was selected by NASA to join the Astronaut Corps," said Foreman. "We chose Friendswood because it had outstanding schools, a close-knit community, and small town charm. We knew the moment we arrived that Friendswood was the right choice for us and have enjoyed living here ever since."

Foreman will run his campaign highlighting his 40 years of experience as a Naval Officer, test pilot, project manager, astronaut and business leader.

"My mom and dad both served as elected officials in the city and county where I grew up in Ohio," Foreman said. "I was blessed to have parents that instilled in me a strong work ethic and set for me an example of giving back to their community through public service. I have that same desire to serve the great city and citizens of Friendswood. Everyone wants the city to remain one of the safest in the U.S. They deserve a great quality of life balanced with fiscal responsibility — not placing undue financial burden on homeowner property taxes. If elected, I look forward to working with the mayor and city council to achieve these goals."

Foreman is a partner in a local construction project management consulting firm, Venturi Outcomes, LLC. He lives in Friendswood with his wife Lorrie. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-20-2018 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Michael Foreman on Twitter:
I’m ready for my next challenge! Running for Mayor of Friendswood, Texas!

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posted 05-06-2018 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Foreman has been elected the mayor of Friendswood, Texas. From the Houston Chronicle:
City councilman Mike Foreman, a retired astronaut, will be the new mayor in Friendswood after he defeated Omar Peck with 53.97 percent of the vote to Peck's 46.03 percent on Saturday.

Foreman touted smart economic development and a low tax rate during his time on council and said he wanted to continue those priorities as mayor.

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posted 05-06-2018 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We like Mike!

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