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Curt Brown tapped as Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Chairman

Former NASA astronaut Curt Brown at 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Gala. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / SpaceFlight Insider

Former NASA astronaut Curt Brown at 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Gala. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / SpaceFlight Insider

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has a new chairman: former shuttle astronaut Curt Brown. Brown will be taking the reins of the organization from fellow space flight veteran Dan Brandenstein. 

Brown is perhaps best known for being the commander of STS-95 – the mission that saw Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn return to flight. It was, however, far from his only mission into the black of space. Brown also flew on STS-47, STS-66, STS-77, STS-85, and STS-103. Brown is also a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.

The announcement that Brown would be taking the helm at the ASF was made during the gala honoring the inclusion of Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa into the Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHoF) held on Saturday, May 20. The duo joined 93 other NASA astronauts in the AHoF.

 

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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