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Robert Pearlman
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NASA names new chief astronaut: Patrick Forrester to lead growing corps

NASA has appointed a new leader for its astronaut corps, just days before naming its latest class of trainees.

Patrick Forrester, a retired U.S. Army colonel who flew on board three space shuttle flights to the International Space Station, has become the 16th Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Forrester succeeds Christopher Cassidy, who has returned to the active corps to await his third spaceflight assignment.

"I have known Pat for more than 20 years. He will no doubt be an outstanding chief," said Brian Kelly, NASA's director of flight operations, who chose Forrester for the promotion.

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posted 06-02-2017 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe Cassidy will be on the first crewed flight of Orion (is it too early for that?).

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The first crewed flight of Orion, EM-2, is scheduled for 2021 and may slip to 2022 (given the slip to EM-1 to 2019 and the need to modify the mobile launch platform between the two flights).

Five years is not an unreasonable wait, but there are also open space station crew assignments beginning in Spring 2019 onward to fill.

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Fun fact: Forrester will be the first Astronaut Office Chief to have three of his predecessors (Whitson, Behnken, Cassidy) working under him.

astro-nut
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Another fun fact: Forrester becomes the first Army Astronaut to become Chief of the Astronaut Office. Go Army!!

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posted 07-03-2017 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know who the new Deputy Chief is?

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posted 07-04-2017 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Cassutt   Click Here to Email Michael Cassutt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wiseman.

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