Jasmin Moghbeli, a US test pilot and astronaut. FILE

Jasmin Moghbeli, a US test pilot and astronaut

Iranian-American Astronaut Selected To Travel To Space Station


American astronaut of Iranian descent Jasmin Moghbeli has been selected to travel to the International space Station on the Crow-7 SpaceX mission.

Moghbeli is a US Marine Corps test pilot and NASA astronaut, born to Iranian parents, and European space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen are commander and pilot of the spacecraft, respectively.
The mission is expected to launch no earlier than 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Moghbeli, Mogensen, and the additional mission specialists will join an expedition crew aboard the space station.
This will be the first space flight for Moghbeli, who became a NASA astronaut in 2017. She is also a member of NASA's Artemis team and a potential astronaut to travel to the moon. Moqbeli is from Baldwin, New York, and holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a master's degree in aerospace from the Naval Postgraduate School and a graduate of Naval test Pilot School.

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