There are 7 in space right now!
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Veteran space traveller Oleg was just shy of the “I’ve spent an entire year in space” threshold before launching as a part of Expedition 65
Mark Vande Hei
This is native Virginian and retired United States Army officer Mark’s second time to space.
An astronaut since 2012, this is Pyotr’s first time in space!
He received a master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France. He worked at the French space agency, CNES, as a research engineer, and then went on to become a pilot for Air France where he is currently flying Airbus A320s. He enjoys jogging, swimming, squash and judo and has experience in diving and paragliding.
This is Megan’s second trip to space, the last was aboard the space shuttle. Fun fact: She is known as the last person to be hands on with the Hubble Space Telescope!
Texas born Shane was an Apache helicopter pilot in Operation desert storm before returning as a Colonel and earning a spot as an astronaut. He took one trip on the Space Shuttle and has completed 2 space walks.
Chosen as an astronaut in 1999, this is Akihiko’s 3rd trip to space!