Meet Shannon Walker, Crew-1 Mission Specialist

“I do believe that human spaceflight is an imperative for our planet, and to be a part of that — to keep the progress going — I find very inspiring.”

NASA astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker holds a bachelor of arts degree in physics, a master of science and a doctorate of philosophy in space physics from Rice University. She launches on Nov. 15 at 7:27 p.m. aboard the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 mission, the first crew rotation flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Get to know Shannon.

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