NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman Leaves Agency

HOUSTON -- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman has left the agency to return to private industry. Reisman is a veteran of two spaceflight missions, including a long-duration mission on the International Space Station.

"I had the pleasure of working with Garrett in space during Expedition 16," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "He is an incredibly accomplished professional and well-known for his great sense of humor. We wish him the best in this new phase of his career, but we will miss him greatly."

Reisman, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, joined NASA
in 1998. Before flying in space, he served in multiple technical
roles including work supporting robotics and the advanced vehicles
branch of the Astronaut Office.

Reisman's first spaceflight mission was as flight engineer during
Expeditions 16 and 17 on the station in 2008. During his three months
aboard, he performed a seven-hour spacewalk, conducted numerous
robotics activities and participated in the installation of the
Japanese Kibo laboratory and its logistics module.

Reisman visited the station again during his second spaceflight,
STS-132 in May 2010. He conducted two additional spacewalks during
the mission, logging 14 more hours outside.

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Source: NASA

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