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...

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