Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Astronaut Joins SpaceX


Astronaut Garrett Reisman flew to the International Space Station on STS-123 and returned three months later on STS-124. He also flew on STS-132.

NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman announced yesterday that he is leaving NASA to join SpaceX, according to Space.com.

"I saw what was going on in the commercial space area and I really believe strongly this is the future of human spaceflight and I had a strong desire to get involved with that," Reisman told SPACE.com. "That's really what led me to make this decision, which was not an easy one to make."

Reisman will be working for former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox, who is SpaceX's vice president of astronaut safety and mission assurance.

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