STS-120 Doug Wheelock

Army Col. Doug Wheelock will be making his first flight into space aboard Discovery as mission specialist 3. He has a bachelor’s degree in applied science and engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech. Wheelock has logged more than 2,500 flight hours in 43 different rotary and fixed‐wing aircraft. Selected as an astronaut in 1996, he served as the crew support astronaut for Expedition 2 in 2001 and as NASA’s Director of Operations in Star City, Russia in 2005. During STS‐120, he will conduct three spacewalks and operate the shuttle robotic arm.

Source: STS-120 Shuttle Mission Press Kit – PDF download

Read his bio.


~ by tellinghistory on October 23, 2007.

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