Victor J. Glover

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Victor J. Glover
Victor J. Glover official portrait.jpg
Born (1976-04-30) April 30, 1976 (age 44)
Alma materCalifornia Polytechnic State University
Air University
Naval Postgraduate School
Space career
NASA Astronaut
RankCommander, USN
Time in space
Selection2013 NASA Group
MissionsUSCV-1 (Expedition 64/65)
Mission insignia
SpaceX Crew-1 logo.png ISS Expedition 64 Patch.png

Victor Jerome Glover (born April 30, 1976) is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.[1][2]


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.[citation needed] Glover holds degrees from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Air University and Naval Postgraduate School.[3] Glover is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.[3]

He was a legislative fellow working on the personal staff of John McCain.[4]

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.[5] 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.[3]


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.[3]

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.[3]

Former Experience[edit]

Glover accumulated 3,000 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft, over 400 carrier arrested landings and 24 combat missions for the United States Navy.[3]



  • Glover, Victor J. (2012). Talking Back: Weapons, Warfare, and Feedback. BiblioScholar Dissertations. ISBN 978-1286863367.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "2013 Astronaut Class". NASA. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "NASA's Newest Astronauts Complete Training". NASA. July 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Victor J. Glover, Jr. (Commander, U.S. Navy) NASA Astronaut". NASA. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Hutcheson, Susannah (May 18, 2017). "How I became an astronaut: Victor Glover". USA Today. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft". NASA. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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