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Meet Astronaut Mike Foreman

Jan 03, 2024 - Jan 07, 2024 Kennedy Space Center

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.



  • Born: Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Education: BSc. Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; Class of 1979
  • Education: MSc. Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Class of 1986
  • Received Naval Aviator Designation in 1981
  • Served on board the USS Coral Sea
  • Attended U.S. Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River in Maryland; Also served as flight instructor
  • 7,000 hours of flight time in 50 different types of aircraft
  • 1998 NASA class selection
Astronaut Mike Foreman

Meet Astronaut Mike Foreman

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