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Meet Astronaut Anna Fisher

Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 02, 2022 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

NASA selects astronauts from a diverse pool of applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds, from scientists to pilots. From the thousands of applications received, only a few are chosen to be a member of the elite NASA Astronaut Corps. Each day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visitors get the rare opportunity to meet a veteran NASA astronaut.

Meet the Astronaut of the Day at any of the following opportunities.  See the Daily Schedule for the times for each when you arrive.


  • The daily Astronaut Encounter briefings allow time for a presentation from the astronaut and a question-and-answer session, so be prepared to ask him or her what you have always wanted to know.
  • Visitors can also get an astronaut’s autograph at The Space Shop and Shuttle Express at various times during the day.
  • During the all-new Chat With An Astronaut, enjoy a sampling of food and beverages while having a group conversation with the Astronaut of the Day about what it is really like to live and work in space. This new add-on enhancement requires daily admission.



Astronaut Bio:

  • Born: St. Albans, Queens, New York
  • Education: B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Class of 1971
  • Education: PhD. in Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Class of 1976
  • 1978 NASA class selection
  • In 1984, Dr. Fisher became the first mother to travel to space
  • From 1996 through 2002, Dr. Fisher was the chief of the Space Station Branch
  • From January 2011 through August 2013, Dr. Fisher served as an ISS Capsule Communicator (CAPCPOM) working in the Mission Control Center
  • Currently, Dr. Fisher is a management astronaut, working on display development for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and supports European payloads for the ISS integration branch.
Anna Fisher

Meet Astronaut Anna Fisher

Missions STS-51-A