Jessica Wittner was selected by NASA to join the 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class and is currently undergoing two years of astronaut training.
A California native, she holds a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a master’s in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
Wittner was commissioned as a naval officer through an enlisted-to-officer commissioning program, and has served operationally flying F/A-18s with VFA-34 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and VFA-151 in Lemoore, California.
A graduate of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Wittner worked as a test pilot and project officer with VX-31 in China Lake, California.
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(6 December 2021) Jessica Wittner, 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)