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NASA Names Astronaut Reid Wiseman New Chief of Astronaut Office
Reid Wiseman

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA’s Director of Flight Operations Steve Koerner has appointed veteran astronaut Reid Wiseman as chief of the Astronaut Office. Wiseman takes the place of astronaut Pat Forrester, who has held the position since June 2017.

“Pat has provided a bedrock of steadfast, forthright leadership in the astronaut office during a crucial time for NASA as we launched the first commercial crew flights and laid the groundwork for Artemis missions,” Koerner said. “His dedication to the astronaut corps has been evident at every turn and we appreciate all the hard work he has put in over the past three years.”

Forrester is taking an extended leave of absence to pursue a personal opportunity outside of NASA.


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  • December 20, 2020