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    Two AIAA Members Selected as New NASA Astronaut Candidates


    June 8, 2017 – Denver, Co. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates two members who were selected by NASA as astronaut candidates. Introduced on June 7 at NASA Johnson Space Center, Bob Hines and Warren “Woody” Hoburg will report for training in August 2017.

    “I am thrilled that two members of the Institute have been named to the 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidates class,” said AIAA President Jim Maser. “Already each member of the class has accomplished much over the course of their careers, we are excited to see what they will accomplish as astronauts—will they be the first to fly past the moon? Will one be the first to stand on the surface of Mars? Only time will tell, but we are excited to follow them as they each blaze their path across the heavens.”

    Bob Hines, an AIAA member since 2014, attended Boston University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He later graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, and then the University of Alabama, where he earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. He has served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves for 18 years. For the last five years, Hines has served as a NASA research pilot at Johnson Space Center.

    Warren “Woody” Hoburg, an AIAA member since 2011, earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He later earned a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a private pilot and has extensive experience in wilderness search and rescue. Hoburg joins NASA from MIT, where he currently is an assistant professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and leads the Hoburg Research Group. He is a two-time recipient of the AIAA Aeronautics and Astronautics Teaching Award in recognition of outstanding teaching at MIT.

    AIAA is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense.

     

    About AIAA 

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.

     

     


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