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New NASA Mission Features Crew of NOLS Grads

By Cole Medders on Aug 16, 2015

Astronaut Suni Williams spacewalking. 

Space, the final frontier, will now be brought into the private business sector as NASA prepares the first commercialized space flight. American soil has been void of launches to space for a while now due to a lack of funding. It has been the goal of NASA and government administration to once again make space flight a part of American industry, and that goal will soon be reached with the help of some incredible NOLS alumni.

NOLS graduates Doug Hurley, Sunita Williams, Bob Behnken, and Eric Boe will proudly participate in the first commercial crew transportation system and lead space exploration into a new era.

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Topics: Alumni, NASA, instructor, Live the Dream, Astronauts, NOLS Professional Training, leadership, NOLS Custom Education

Astronaut Reid Wiseman on Expedition Behavior

By Casey Pikla on Nov 4, 2014

Astronaut and U.S. Navy Commander Reid Wiseman wrote the following missive about expeditionary behavior from low Earth orbit to be read to the astronaut class of 2013 on their NOLS course. A highlight of that course was connecting with CDR Wiseman on the International Space Station via satellite phone from deep in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.

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Topics: NASA, Educators Notebook, expedition behavior, Astronauts, NOLS Professional Training, leadership

Touchdown for NASA NOLSies on Shuttle Discovery

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Apr 20, 2010

This morning, the Space Shuttle Discovery touched down at the Kennedy Space Center, with all on board safe, sound, and back at home. The crew (pictured above) includes Commander Alan (Dex) Poindexter, Pilot Jim Dutton, and Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie
Wilson, Clayton Anderson, and Naoko Yamazaki.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Shuttle Discovery, National Outdoor Leadership School, NASA, NASA Leadership Expedition, Live the Dream, Astronauts