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Meet Astronaut Brian Duffy

Apr 01, 2024 - Apr 04, 2024 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: Rockland, Massachusetts
  • Education: BSc. in Mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy; Class of 1975
  • Education: MSc. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California; Class of 1981
  • 1986 NASA class selection
  • 4 Shuttle flights: twice as pilot and twice as commander
  • Currently serving as Vice President of JSC/KSC Exploration Systems at OrbitalATK
Brian Duffy

Meet Astronaut Brian Duffy


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