Andre Douglas was selected by NASA to join the 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class and is currently undergoing two years of astronaut training.
Douglas holds a professional engineering license in the state of Virginia and is a champion of youth mentoring and development through FIRST robotics competitions and Junior Achievement mentoring programs.
Upon selection, Douglas was a senior professional staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL) working on maritime robotics, planetary defense, and space exploration missions.
The Virginia native earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
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(6 December 2021) Andre Douglas, one of 10 new NASA astronaut candidates, is seen during an announcement event Dec. 6, 2021, at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Credit: NASA/James Blair)