NASA Names Cassidy Chief Astronaut

HOUSTON —Chris Cassidy, a U.S. Navy captain and former SEAL team member with 182 days in Earth orbit, will serve as NASA’s new chief astronaut. Cassidy replaces U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Behnken, who was selected July 9 with three other veteran astronauts to train for test flights of the Boeing CST...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.