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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Astronaut Shane Kimbrough!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Astronaut Shane Kimbrough!

After years of training NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough is launching to the International Space
Station on Wednesday, so there’s not much left to say, right?  Wrong!  Here are five
secrets about his past that the Texas native and retired Army officer
hasn’t told us, until now.

1. Shane went to elementary school in Germany


But his family returned to the U.S. where he attended middle and high school.

2. Life is Smyrna, Georgia 


Shane attended middle and high school in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna with movie star Julia Roberts!

3. Shane had an accomplished military career


A retired Army colonel, Shane graduated from West Point, after which he became an Army aviator. He later became a jumpmaster and has had a long and distinguished military career.

Read his bio.

4. He loves sports. All sports!


He LOVES playing, coaching and watching sports. Watching college football is one of the things he’ll miss while he’s on the station.

5. Leading the future


His passion for teaching is one that he finds “most rewarding.”

Follow Shane on the station at @astro_kimbrough.

Learn more about missions to the International Space Station HERE.

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