Andrew J. Feustel was selected to be an astronaut by NASA in 2000. He has been assigned
to Expedition 55/56, scheduled to launch in March 2018. The Lake Orion Michigan native
has a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, specializing in Seismology, and is a veteran of
two spaceflights. In 2009, Dr. Feustel served on STS-125. This mission launched on
Atlantis and was the fifth and final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope
that improved the observatories capabilities through 2014. Dr. Feustel also served
on TS-134, launching on Endeavour to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and an
Express Logistics Carrier to the International Space Station. Dr. Feustel has logged
more than 29 days in space with over 42 hours in spacewalks.
Raised and educated in Lake Orion, Michigan. Married to the former Indira Devi Bhatnagar
of Ontario. Dr. Feustel enjoys auto restoration, guitar, water and snow skiing and
is a fan of automotive and motorcycle racing. His parents both live in Michigan, and
his wife's parents reside in Ontario.
Graduated from Lake Orion High School, Michigan. Associate Science degree, Oakland
Community College, Michigan. Bachelor of Science in Solid Earth Sciences, Purdue University.
Master of Science in Geophysics, Purdue University. Ph.D. in Geological Sciences,
specializing in Seismology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1995.