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Astronaut Explains How Army Career Rocketed Him into Space

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Posted December 12, 2017

Could it be the coolest job in the military? Mark Vande Hei thinks so. This retired Army Colonel recently embarked on a six month mission on the International Space Station. In this video, Vande Hei explains how he and other Army astronauts contribute to the Human Space Flight Program.

Retired Col. Mark Vande Hei recently left the earth for a six-month mission on the International Space Station. Screenshot: U.S. Army

Read about the Army’s active-duty astronauts.

Source: Armed with Science, written by Yolanda R. Arrington, DoD News, Defense Media Activity.

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