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STS-132 NASA mission to International Space Staton
In this "fish-eye" lens view, NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, is surrounded by windows and computers in the International Space Station's Cupola on May 18, 2010. UPI/NASA.
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Garrett Erin Reisman (born February 10, 1968 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American engineer and NASA astronaut. He was a backup crew member for Expedition 15 and joined Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station for a short time before becoming a member of Expedition 17. He returned to Earth 14 June 2008 on board STS-124 on the Space Shuttle Discovery. He is currently in space on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-132) as of May 2010.

Reisman attended Central Middle School, is a 1986 graduate of Parsippany High School, a 1990 graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1997, respectively.

Reisman was assigned as a long duration crewmember on the International Space Station. He launched as Mission Specialist 5 aboard the STS-123 Space Shuttle mission on March 11, 2008. After docking he stayed onboard as Flight Engineer 2 for part of Expedition 16 and part of Expedition 17. Having completed his mission, he returned to Earth as Mission Specialist 5 aboard STS-124 on June 14, 2008. During his time onboard the ISS he had seen two visiting Space Shuttles and the installation of the Special Purpose Dextrious Manipulator (SPDM) and the pressurized section of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo".

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