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NASA-17 astronaut group, 1998
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NASA Group 17 - 1998
NASA Group 17 - 1998
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Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Penguins. Originally called the Dodos by the Sardines, after an extinct flightless bird; they renamed themselves after a flightless bird that eats fish...

AKA: Penguins. Date: 1998.


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Subtopics

Nicollier Swiss test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1978-2007. First Swiss astronaut.

Tryggvason Icelandic-Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut 1983-2008. CSA; Alternate Payload Specialist to MacLean for STS-52 Mission LAGEOS-2 and Test of the Canadian Space Vision System.

Schlegel German physicist mission specialist astronaut 1987-on.

Morgan American teacher mission specialist astronaut 1986, 1998-2008. Teacher.

Johnson, Gregory C American test pilot astronaut 1998-2001.

Foreman American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-2010.

Nespoli Italian engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-on.

Fossum American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-2017.

Anderson, Clayton American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2011.

Creamer American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1998-2011.

Wheelock American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-on. US Army.

Archambault American test pilot astronaut 1998-2012. Grew up in Bellwood, Illinois. Flew 22 combat missions in F-117s during the Gulf War.

Swanson American computer scientist mission specialist astronaut 1998-2015.

Ferguson American test pilot astronaut 1998-2011.

Poindexter American test pilot astronaut 1998-2010. Grew up in Rockville, Maryland, son of John Poindexter, a US Naval Officer and senior US government official.

Johnson, Gregory H British-American test pilot astronaut 1998-2013. Flew 34 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.

Zamka American test pilot astronaut 1998-2011. Grew up in Rochester, Michigan. US Marine Corps.

Woodward American test pilot mission specialist astronaut, 1998-2008.

Chamitoff Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2013.

Pontes Brazilian test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-on.

Hilliard American physician mission specialist astronaut, 1998-2001.

Melvin American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2010.

Patrick British-American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2012.

Vittori Italian test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-on. Italian Air Force.

Ham American test pilot astronaut 1998-2012.

Oefelein American test pilot astronaut 1998-2007.

Olivas American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2010.

Love American astronomer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2011.

Williams American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1998-on. US Navy test pilot. Grew up in Needham, Massachusetts.

Reisman American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2011.

Caldwell American chemist mission specialist astronaut 1998-on.

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