Robert S. Kimbrough
June 4, 1967 |
|Rank||Colonel, Retired (United States), USA|
Time in space
|Currently in space|
|Selection||2004 NASA Group 19|
Total EVA time
|12 hours and 52 minutes|
|Missions||STS-126, Soyuz MS-02 (Expedition 49/Expedition 50)|
Robert S. Kimbrough (born June 4, 1967) is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He was part of the first group of candidates selected for NASA astronaut training following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He is the current commander of the International Space Station.
Born in Killeen, Texas, Kimbrough attended The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia. Kimbrough graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1989 with a B.S. in aerospace engineering, and served as an Apache helicopter pilot in the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Kimbrough later attended and graduated from Georgia Tech with a master's degree in Operations Research in 1998. He helped NASA train astronauts on landing procedures for several years before he himself was selected for training.
Kimbrough was a Mission Specialist on STS-126, which launched on November 14, 2008. During the mission, Kimbrough participated in two spacewalks, for a total time of 12 hours, 52 minutes in EVA. He launched onboard Soyuz MS-02 to the International Space Station on October 19th 2016 as part of a four month mission for Expedition 49/50.
- William Harwood (November 24, 2008). "Spacewalk No. 4 ends". Spaceflightnow.com. Retrieved November 24, 2008.
- "Future Expeditions". NASA. Retrieved 6 September 2016. Update: Shane Kimbrough, along with 2 other Russian Cosmonauts, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the 19th October 2016 at 4.05 AM EDT, on board a Soyuz MS-02, to the ISS as part of Expedition 49-50. This is Astronaut Shane Kimbrough's second spaceflight.
- Shane Kimbrough on Twitter
- NASA biography
- Spacefacts biography of R. Shane Kimbrough
- Georgia Tech story
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