Reid Wiseman serves as Chief NASA Astronaut at the Johnson Space Center overseeing all human spaceflight missions and technical risks. Reid spent 165 days on the International Space Station launching on a Russian Soyuz rocket in 2014. During his time in space, he completed two spacewalks and conducted over 300 experiments primarily dealing with human physiology, medicine, and physical science. Reid fostered a strong social media presence throughout his mission by sharing the raw emotions of spaceflight as seen through the eyes of a rookie flier.
Reid began his career flying F-14 and F-18 aircraft in the U.S. Navy. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, he has thousands of flight hours in more than 30 aircraft including rotorcraft and gliders. He is a Maryland native, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
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