Victor J. Glover
Victor J. Glover
|Born||April 30, 1976|
Pomona, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||California Polytechnic State University|
Naval Postgraduate School
Time in space
|Selection||2013 NASA Group|
|Missions||USCV-1 (Expedition 64/65)|
Glover is a commander in the U.S. Navy who hails from Pomona, California. He is an F/A-18 pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Glover holds degrees from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Air University and Naval Postgraduate School. Glover is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
In August 2018 Glover was assigned to fly on the first operational flight, and the second crewed flight overall, of SpaceX's Crew Dragon to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program. As part of that mission, he will be a crew member on ISS Expeditions 64 & 65.
He is married to Dionna Odom Glover and they have four children.
Glover graduated from Ontario High School (California) in 1994. He then received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California in 1999.
Later on he earned three Master of Science degrees: The first one, a Master of Science in Flight test engineering at Air University (United States Air Force) (USAF TPS), Edwards Air Force Base, California, 2007. The second one, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (PD‐21) at Naval Postgraduate School, 2009. Finally his third one, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University (United States Air Force), Montgomery, Alabama, 2010.
- Glover, Victor J. (2012). Talking Back: Weapons, Warfare, and Feedback. BiblioScholar Dissertations. ISBN 978-1286863367.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "2013 Astronaut Class". NASA. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "NASA's Newest Astronauts Complete Training". NASA. July 9, 2015.
- "Victor J. Glover, Jr. (Commander, U.S. Navy) NASA Astronaut". nasa.gov. NASA. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
- Hutcheson, Susannah (May 18, 2017). "How I became an astronaut: Victor Glover". USA Today. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- "NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft". NASA. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.