Victor Glover: NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew Dragon pilot

Victor J. Glover, Jr. is a NASA astronaut and naval aviator. In his first space flight, he served as a pilot on Crew-1 flight Spacexfrom Crew Dragon capsule launched on November 15, 2020. Crew-1 was the first commercial crewed mission in International space station and the second overall such flight since the SpaceX Demo-2 test mission launched in May 2020.

On Crew 1, Glover became the 15th black astronaut in space and the first black astronaut to remain on the ISS for an extended period, where he is expected to spend nearly six months in orbit with Expedition 64.

early years

Astronaut Victor Glover in the portrait of a NASA astronaut candidate. (Image courtesy of NASA)

Glover was born in Pomona, California, he says. NASA biography… He graduated from Ontario High School in Ontario, California in 1994, continuing his education with an engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, from which he graduated in 1999.

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