Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ham Named Chief Astronaut

Chief Astronaut Chris Cassidy,
Astronaut Chris Cassidy, KF5KDR, has been named chief of NASA's Astronaut Office, according to the ARRL Letter. A U.S. Navy Captain and former Navy SEAL, Cassidy  spent six months in space on the International Space Station in 2013 and took part in six spacewalks. He also conducted several Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contacts while in orbit. He replaces Air Force Colonel Robert Behnken, who is also a ham, holding call sign KE5GGX.