Astronaut who has worked on developing the Orion spacecraft at the Glenn Research Center in Ohio, a post he took up in September 2019. He became the first ever US Army officer to command the International Space Station during the 2010 Expedition 25.
He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point as a commissioned Army officer. He would later earned his master's degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech in 1992.
He served as a US Army Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011. He served as an aquanaut during the NEEMO 6 mission at the Aquarius underwater laboratory in 2004.
His parents' names are Olin and Margaret.
He and Scott Parazynski served together during NASA's STS-120 mission in 2007, where they participated in 3 spacewalks together.