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Every kid dreams of becoming an astronaut. Col Alvin Drew pursued those dreams to actually become one. This story follows Col Drew’s journey from D.C. to the Air Force Academy to becoming an Officer in the Air Force where he was selected to fly on two space shuttle missions. See more stories at https://www.airforce.com/americanairmen.
Selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2009, Thomas Pesquet is the first pilot to become an astronaut. A graduate of the Air France pilot training programme, he continues to fly as co-pilot on the Airbus A320. As Thomas says himself, he has the two best jobs in the world. Encounter with a man who's passionate about flying.
Learn about the necessary steps to become an astronaut, the job responsibilities that a pilot on the space shuttle had, and the incredible experience of being in space. For more on becoming an astronaut, visit https://astronauts.nasa.gov.
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA discussed life in space during an in-flight question and answer session Oct. 10. Wiseman answered questions fans submitted on YouTube using #askAstro. Questions ranged from aliens in space to the investigations happening onboard to benefit Earth. See the entire playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTXQuaxXBKKxIQ0TYqtAeFtN_IuzX_BLf
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http://www.furiousearth.com Adventurer & Angry Planet TV host George Kourounis tries his hand at high g-force astronaut & fighter pilot training inside 2 giant centrifuges, simulating a flight aboard Virgin Galactic's Spaceship 2. Filmed as part of the Angry Planet TV series Produced by: www.peterrowe.tv
Don Pettit captured video of a recent flight that saw his fellow astronauts Barry "Butch” Wilmore and Stephanie Wilson bank low over Marshall Space Flight Center at Huntsville, Alabama. The fly-by was done in honor of the completion of Test Stand 4697, which will be used to test the new Space Launch System liquid oxygen tank. Credit: NASA / Edited by Don Pettit
Go behind the scenes of the TV programme "Une nuit dans l'espace" presented by Michel Drucker on France 2 on Tuesday 27 March. Thomas Pesquet, the first airline pilot come astronaut and Cyrille Fournier, flight captain share one of the highlights from the making of the show with us.
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In this episode of FYI, TSgt Holly Roberts-Davis tells us about the Air Force Astronaut Nomination Program for active duty Air Force members. Be sure to check out future episodes of FYI to keep current on policies and changes happening in your Air Force. FYI--for the stuff you need to know. Links: BLUE: The Spirit of Exploration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WyEf91N2JA MyPers - www.mypers.af.mil (Restricted Access - May require CAC or Account login) https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/30409 Air Force Personnel Center - Astronaut Program News Story http://www.afpc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123463920 USA Jobs - Application Instructions https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423817000 Air Force's Official Website - Air Force to NASA Feature Story http://www.af.m...
The most expensive web series ever at a cost of $170 BILLION! (Cost of the Apollo program in 2005 dollars.) If NASA stuck you on the moon in 1972, wouldn't YOU be pissed? Completely re-done in 720p HD since--much like Lawrence of Arabia--the square-ish shape of old TVs couldn't contain the majestic cinematography. (LA was winner of the Best Comedic Web Series Award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival when it was still in Aspen.)
From hero to zero, the philosophy of astronaut Chris Hadfield. FULL EPISODE: http://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/ Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Chris Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. Chris, who was raised on a farm in southern Ontario, was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He attended high school in Oakville and Milton and earned his glider pilot licence as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces and earned an engineering degree at Royal Military College. While in the military he learned to fly various types of aircra...
World View has named retired NASA astronaut Ron Garan as Chief Pilot for robotic flight operations and upcoming human spaceflights via balloon. A highly decorated fighter pilot, test pilot and astronaut who traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of Earth, Garan will be responsible for the safe accomplishment of all flight operations, including un-crewed robotic launches and passenger flights to the edge of space. Garan's experience with NASA launched him on a lifelong mission to share his vision that the impact of a new perspective on planet Earth could fundamentally transform humanity for the better. Now, Garan will have the opportunity to not only figuratively share that perspective with his audience, but to literally share it by carrying the next generation of citizen explorers to ...