VIDEO: 14 News talks with NASA astronaut and Indiana native Kevin Ford
It's not everyday we can say we talked with an astronaut halfway across the world, but Friday on 14 News Sunrise we got to talk with NASA astronaut Kevin Ford who also calls Indiana home when he's not flying around in space.
See the above video for that interview.
- Ford will first serve as Flight Engineer of the ISS Expedition 33 crew from October to November, 2012, and will transition to Commander of Expedition 34 crew in mid-November.
- Together with cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, Ford's launch aboard Soyuz TMA-06M is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan October 23, 2012, and dock to the ISS October 25. He will join NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, and Japan's Aki Hoshide who have been aboard ISS since July. Ford, Novitskiy and Tarelkin will serve five months aboard the ISS.
- This will be Ford's second spaceflight and his first aboard a Russian Soyuz. He previously flew on mission STS-128 as pilot of Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009, a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
- He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy State University, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
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