Astronaut’s Post-NASA Career Leads Back Into Orbit

Michael Lopez-Alegria
Michael Lopez-Alegria after returning to Earth from the ISS on Expedition 14 in April 2007.
Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA
When NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria returned from his fourth flight in April 2007, he never imagined that 15 years later he would be heading back into orbit, this time to oversee a group of paying travelers to the International Space Station. For his fifth flight, slated to launch as early as...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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