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NASA Astronaut Michael R. Barratt

Michael Reed Barratt was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000. In 2009, he served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 19 and 20. Two years later, he flew on STS-133 as a mission specialist. He served in the Mission Support Branch to provide medical and human factors expertise to the spaceflight program. Barratt launched to the space station March 3, 2024 as pilot of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. He’s serving as a flight engineer aboard the orbiting laboratory and will spend approximately 6 months conducting science experiments and maintaining the space station.

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NASA astronaut Michael R. Barratt, mission specialist.
 (13 July 2010) NASA astronaut Michael R. Barratt, mission specialist. (Credit: NASA)