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Feustel, Andrew Jay 'Drew'
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American scientist mission specialist astronaut 2000-on.

Status: Active 2000-on. Born: 1965-08-25. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 28.64 days. Birth Place: Lancaster, Pensylvania.

Educated Purdue; Queen's.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Andrew J. Feustel (Ph.D.)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Raised and educated in Lake Orion, Michigan.  Married to the former Indira Devi Bhatnagar of Ontario.  Drew enjoys auto restoration, guitar, water and snow skiing and Kart racing with their two boys.  His parents both live in Michigan, and Indira's parents reside in Ontario.

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Lake Orion High School, Michigan.  Associate Science degree, Oakland Community College, Michigan.  B.S. in Solid Earth Sciences, Purdue University.  M.S. in Geophysics, Purdue University.  Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, specializing in Seismology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1995.

ORGANIZATIONS:  Society of Exploration Geophysicists; American Geophysical Union; Sigma Phi Epsilon, Indiana Alpha Chapter, Purdue University; Association of Space Explorers; International Karting Federation.

SPECIAL HONORS:  Graduated Cum Laude, Oakland Community College, Michigan.  Purdue University:  C.J. Newby Scholarship Award; Ned Smith Field School Scholarship Award; Amoco Fellowship; Chevron Fellowship.  Queen's University:  Thesis Bursary Award, Deans Award, Graduate Award, McLaughlin Fellowship, Reinhardt Fellowship.

EXPERIENCE:  While attending Oakland Community College, Dr. Feustel worked as an auto mechanic at International Autoworks, Ltd., Farmington Hills, Michigan, restoring 1950's Jaguars.  At Purdue University, Dr. Feustel served as a Residence Hall Counselor for 2 years at Cary Quadrangle for the Purdue University Student Housing organization.  His summers were spent working as a commercial and industrial glazier near his home in Michigan.  During his Master's degree studies, Feustel worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department of Purdue University.  His M.S. thesis investigated physical property measurements of rock specimens under elevated hydrostatic pressures simulating Earth's deep crustal environments.  While at Purdue, Feustel served for 3 years as Grand Prix Chairman and team Kart driver for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.  In 1991, Feustel moved to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, to attend Queen's University, where he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant.  Feustel's Ph.D. thesis investigated seismic wave attenuation in underground mines and measurement techniques and applications to site characterization.  For 3 years, he worked as a Geophysicist for the Engineering Seismology Group, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, installing and operating microseismic monitoring equipment in underground mines throughout Eastern Canada and the United States.  In 1997, Feustel began working for the Exxon Mobil Exploration Company, Houston, Texas, as an Exploration Geophysicist, designing and providing operational oversight of land, marine and borehole seismic programs worldwide.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Selected as a Mission Specialist by NASA in July 2000, Dr. Feustel reported for training in August 2000.  His training included 5 weeks of T-34 training at Naval Air Station VT-4, Pensacola, Florida.  Following the completion of 2 years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Space Shuttle and Space Station Branches.

Dr. Feustel served on the crew of STS-125, the final Space Shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.  The mission successfully extended and improved the observatory's capabilities through 2014.  In completing his first space mission, Feustel logged almost 13 days in space and a total of 20 hours and 58 minutes in three EVAs.

On May 16, 2011, Feustel launched on Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission for STS-134 to the International Space Station.  Feustel served as the lead space walker (EV1) and logged 21 hours and 20 minutes over 3 EVAs.  The mission also delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a state-of-the-art cosmic ray particle physics detector designed to examine fundamental issues about matter and the origin and structure of the universe

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-125 Atlantis (May 11 to May 24, 2009) was the fifth and final Hubble servicing mission.  The 19-year-old telescope spent 6 days in the Shuttle cargo bay undergoing an overhaul conducted by four spacewalkers over five daily spacewalks with the assistance of crewmates inside Atlantis.  The spacewalkers overcame frozen bolts, stripped screws and stuck handrails.  The refurbished Hubble Telescope now has four new or rejuvenated scientific instruments, new batteries, new gyroscope, and a new computer.  The STS-125 mission was accomplished in 12 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes and 09 seconds, traveling 5,276,000 miles in 197 Earth orbits

STS-134 (ISS Assembly Flight ULF6) (May 16 to June 1, 2011) was the penultimate mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.  The mission marked the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. This flight delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier to the International Space Station. The STS-134 mission included four spacewalks and was completed in 15 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes and 23 seconds, traveling 6,510,221 miles in 248 Earth orbits, touching down at Kennedy Space Center at 1:34:51 a.m. on June 1, 2011.

JUNE 2011


NAME: Andrew J. Feustel, Ph.D., Mission Specialist

BIRTHDATE/PLACE: August 25, 1965 - Lancaster, PA


EDUCATION: Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion, MI, 1983; B.S., Solid Earth Sciences, Purdue University, 1989; M.S., Geophysics, Purdue University, 1991; Ph.D., Seismology, Queen's University-Canada, 1995.

POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Senior Petroleum Geophysicist Exxon Exploration Company Houston, TX

More at: Feustel.

Family: Mission Specialist Astronaut, NASA Group 18 - 2000. Country: USA. Flights: STS-125, STS-134. Bibliography: 12, 5377.

1965 August 25 - .
  • Birth of Andrew Jay 'Drew' Feustel - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Feustel. American scientist mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on..

2000 July 27 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 18 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Antonelli, Barratt, Behnken, Boe, Bowen, Drew, Feustel, Ford, Kevin, Garan, Good, Hurley, Kopra, McArthur, Megan, Nyberg, Stott, Virts, Wilmore.

    The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. Seven pilots and ten mission specialists; 14 men and 3 women.

2009 May 11 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-125 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Altman, Feustel, Good, Grunsfeld, Johnson, Gregory C, Massimino, McArthur, Megan. Payload: Atlantis F30 /. Mass: 119,820 kg (264,150 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Hubble. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-14, STS-125. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 12.90 days. Decay Date: 2009-05-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 34933 . COSPAR: 2009-025A. Apogee: 566 km (351 mi). Perigee: 302 km (187 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 93.30 min.

    Hubble Servicing Mission SM-4. Atlantis rendezvoused with the Hubble space observatory, grappled it with the RMS arm, and secured it in the payload bay at 18:12 GMT on 13 May. After repairs and upgrades over four EVA's, the satellite was released at 12:57 GMT on 19 May. Atlantis landed at Edwards AFB at 15:39 GMT on 24 May.

2009 May 14 - .
  • EVA STS-125-1 - . Crew: Feustel, Grunsfeld. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. Replaced the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC 2) with Wide Field Camera 3 (WFPC III), replaced the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling Unit, lubricated three of the shroud doors, and installed a mechanism for spacecraft to capture Hubble f.

2009 May 16 - .
  • EVA STS-125-3 - . Crew: Feustel, Grunsfeld. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. Removed COSTAR corrective optics package and installed Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys including get-ahead by completing steps from EVA-5.[156].

2009 May 18 - .
  • EVA STS-125-5 - . Crew: Feustel, Grunsfeld. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. The twenty third and final spacewalk to service Hubble and last planned EVA from the Shuttle airlock replaced the final battery module, installed Fine Guidance Sensor No. 3, removed degraded insulation panels from bays 8, 5 and 7, and installed three New .

2011 May 16 - . 12:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-134 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Chamitoff, Feustel, Fincke, Johnson, Gregory H, Kelly, Mark, Vittori. Payload: Endeavour F25 / ELC-3 / AMS-02. Mass: 121,830 kg (268,580 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-21, STS-134. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 15.74 days. Decay Date: 2011-06-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 37577 . COSPAR: 2011-020A. Apogee: 345 km (214 mi). Perigee: 337 km (209 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    Final space station assembly mission. Also delivered spare parts. Endeavour docked with the Station at 10:14 GMT on 18 May. The ELC-3 carrier was unberthed from the shuttle at 13:27 GMT and installed on the Station's truss at 16:09 GMT. The AMS-02 Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was unberthed at 06:59 GMT on 19 May and bolted to the Station's S3 truss at 09:46 GMT. Cargo Bay Manifest:

    • External Airlock/ODS: 1800 kg
    • EMU spacesuits 3004, 3018: 260
    • RMS arm 201: 410 kg
    • Orbiter Boom Sensor System: 382 kg
    • Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (particle detector to search for antimatter): 6917
    • STORRM (lidar to test rendezvous and docking technology for the Orion spacecraft): 17 kg
    • PPSU-2 electronics box: 17 kg
    • SPDU: 17 kg kg
    • ROEU 755 umbilical for ELC-3: 90 kg
    • ROEU 751 umbilical for AMS-02: 78 kg
    • MISSE carriers (3): 171 kg
    • MISSE 8 experiment (studies the effect of exposing various materials to space): 45 kg
    • Express Logistics Carrier:
      • ELC-3 plus support hardware: 3207 kg
      • Cargo Transport Container: 476 kg
      • SASA-2R S-band antenna: 116 kg
      • SASA-3R S-band antenna: 116 kg
      • SPDM Arm 3/OCTM: 342 kg
      • SPDM support hardware: 269 kg
      • HPGA oxygen tank: 552 kg
      • ATA-2 ammonia tank: 772 kg
      • STP-H3 experiment package (set of US DoD Space Test Program experiments, including thermal control systems and space environment sensors): 500 kg
    • Total Payload: 16,554 kg

2011 May 20 - .
  • EVA STS-134-1 - . Crew: Chamitoff, Feustel. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-21, STS-134. Retrueved MISSE 7 experiments and replaced them with MISSE 8, and performed maintenance on the station exterior..

2011 May 22 - .
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