NASA taps Cal Poly alum as potential astronaut
June 18, 2013
NASA selected Cal Poly engineering alumnus and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover as a one of eight members of its 21st astronaut candidate class. More than 6,000 people applied for entry into the astronaut training class.
Glover, who is currently serving as a Navy Legislative Fellow in Congress, must complete two years of training in Houston to become a NASA astronaut.
The Cal Poly alumnus also graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School and the Naval Postgraduate School. He also flew 24 missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Glover received several Navy medals, including the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He graduated Cal Poly in 1999. If Glover completes his NASA training, he will become the fourth Cal Poly grad to serve as an astronaut.