Atlantis begins its 11-day Hubble mission

Atlantis begins its 11-day Hubble mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, en route to provide the final servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space shuttle to move to its launch pad

Space shuttle to move to its launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is planning the first liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A since it was damaged during a May launch.

Hubble telescope to star in IMAX film

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is working with the IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros to return the IMAX 3-D camera to space.

Neil Armstrong to dedicate Armstrong Hall

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, is expected to attend next month's dedication of a building named for him at Indiana's Purdue University.

Hubble astronauts begin training

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. astronauts selected for the next servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope are beginning their training this week.

NASA approves Hubble repair mission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency announced approval Tuesday for a fifth repair trip to the Hubble Space Telescope to extend and improve its capabilities through 2013.
Andrew Feustel
Prince Philip greets NASA astronauts (L to R) Andrew Feustel, Megan McArthur, Michael Massimino, John Mace Grunsfeld, and Scott Altman, during a tour of the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on May 8, 2007. (UPI Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta/POOL)

Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel (born August 25, 1965, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is an American Geophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He has had one spaceflight, which was in May 2009, named STS-125, and which lasted just under 13 days . This was a mission with six other astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Feustel performed three spacewalks during the mission. Following several years working as a geophysicist, Feustel was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000. His second spaceflight is STS-134, which launched on May 16, 2011; that mission is planned to be the second last Space Shuttle flight.

Feustel grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan, where he graduated from Lake Orion High School and received an AS degree from Oakland Community College. He then attended Purdue University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and received both a BS in Solid Earth Sciences (1989) and a MS in Geophysics (1991). He then moved to Ontario, Canada to attend Queen's University, where he received his PhD in Geological Sciences in 1995.

While attending community college, Feustel worked as an auto mechanic at International Autoworks, Ltd., Farmington Hills, Michigan, restoring 1950’s Jaguars. At Purdue University, Feustel served as a Residence Hall Counselor for two years at Cary Quadrangle for the Purdue University Student Housing organization. His summers were spent working as a commercial and industrial glazier near his home in Michigan. During his Master‘s degree studies Feustel worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department of Purdue University. His M.S. thesis investigated physical property measurements of rock specimens under elevated hydrostatic pressures simulating Earth’s deep crustal environments. While at Purdue, Feustel served for three years as Grand Prix Chairman and team Kart driver for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. In 1991, Feustel moved to Kingston, Ontario, Canada to attend Queen’s University where he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant. Feustel’s Ph.D. thesis investigated seismic wave attenuation in underground mines and measurement techniques and applications to site characterization.

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