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Ask An Astronaut

Space Week
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To celebrate World Space Week, we asked you, our fun-loving Fed followers, to send in your questions for us to ask when we interviewed NASA astronaut, Dr Andrew Morgan – a real, living, breathing astronaut who has recently returned to Earth after nine months in space!

The response we received was was huge! Watch the full interview here.

Duration – 18 mins. 

About Dr. Andrew ‘Drew’ Morgan

Dr. Andrew ‘Drew’ Morgan was selected by NASA in 2013. 

Dr. Morgan is an emergency physician in the U.S. Army with sub-specialty certification in primary care sports medicine. 

He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  Prior to his selection to NASA’s 21st group of astronauts, Dr. Morgan served in elite special operations units worldwide. 

He is married with four children and considers New Castle, PA his hometown. Drew most recently served as flight engineer on the International Space Station for Expedition 60, 61 and 62.

For more on Dr Andrew Morgan head to his NASA biography.

Or follow him on Instagram.

Fun Fact

Did you know… the term ‘astronaut’ derives from the Greek words meaning ‘space sailor’, and refers to all who have been launched as crew members aboard NASA spacecraft bound for orbit and beyond.

The term ‘astronaut’ has been maintained as the title for those selected to join the NASA corps of astronauts who make ‘space sailing’ their chosen profession.