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Q & A with Navy Astronauts

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (Sept. 28, 2014) Capt. Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore, left, and Cmdr. G. Reid Wiseman, both Naval aviators and NASA astronauts, pose for a picture aboard the International Space Station. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

During recent Facebook Q&A’s, U.S. Navy Capt. Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Cmdr. Reid Wiseman took questions about their Navy careers and NASA experiences. Below are their video answers recorded at the Pentagon June 24, 2015: “What was your job in the Navy, and how did it help you as an astronaut?” …

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Aerographer’s Mates Celebrate 90 Years

The first class of aerographers to graduate from the Naval Aerological Class at NAS Anacostia, 1925. They were called "aerographers" until 1942 when they became aerographer's mates. (U.S. Navy photo)

By Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command July 1, 2014, is the 90th birthday of the Aerographer’s Mate or AG rating, established for the Navy’s fledgling aviation enterprise to ensure the Navy had a dependable source of weather forecasting for aviation safety. Formal instruction in aviation-related …

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