Saturday, May 16, 2009

SigEp astronaut fixing Hubbel telescope

Andrew Fuestel, a SigEp from Purdue, is on the current space shuttle mission to do repair and upgrades on the Hubble telescope. This information is from his Official NASA bio:
PERSONAL DATA: Raised and educated in Lake Orion, Michigan. Married to the former Indira Devi Bhatnagar of Ontario. Drew enjoys auto restoration, guitar, and water and snow skiing. 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, USA Water Skiing Association, BMW Car Club of America.
..and yes, he was one of the crew who walked in space to make the repairs. (A SigEp first, I believe!)

NASA astronaut bio: Andrew J. Feustel | LOCAL NEWS | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas