Andrew Feustel was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000 and most recently served as commander on the International Space Station for Expedition 55 and 56.
The Lake Orion, Michigan native has a Ph.D. in the Geological Sciences, specializing in Seismology, and is a veteran of three spaceflights.
In 2009, Dr. Feustel served on STS-125. That mission launched on Atlantis and was the fifth and final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope that improved the observatory’s capabilities through 2014.
Feustel has conducted 9 spacewalks in his career with a total of 61 hours and 48 minutes. Feustel is second among all U.S. spacewalkers for aggregate EVA time behind Mike Lopez-Alegria and third on the all-time list behind Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Solovyev and Lopez-Alegria.
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(20 May 2011) NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in the mission’s first session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 19-minute spacewalk, Feustel and astronaut Greg Chamitoff (out of fame) retrieved long-duration materials exposure experiments and installed another, installed a light on one of the station’s rail line handcarts, made preparations for adding ammonia to a cooling loop and installed an antenna for the External Wireless Communication system. (Credit: NASA)