The Chumps
Official group portrait
Front row, from the left to right: Jeremy Hansen, Scott D. Tingle, Michael S. Hopkins, Gregory R. (Reid) Wiseman and Mark T. Vande Hei.
Middle row, from the left to right: Jack D. Fischer, Serena M. Auñón, Kathleen (Kate) Rubins and Jeanette J. Epps.
Back row, from the left to right: David Saint-Jacques, Takuya Onishi, Norishige Kanai, Kimiya Yui and Kjell N. Lindgren
Year selected2009
Number selected14
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NASA Astronaut Group 20 (The Chumps)[1] saw the training of nine mission specialists, and five international mission specialists to become NASA astronauts. These 14 astronauts began training in August 2009 and officially graduated as astronauts on 4 November 2011.

Mission specialists

International mission specialists

See also


  1. ^ "NASA's new astronaut class: call them the "Chumps"". collectSPACE. October 8, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i NASA HQ (June 29, 2009). "NASA Selects New Astronauts for Future Space Exploration". NASA. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "2 Canadians picked to launch new careers as astronauts". CBC News. May 13, 2009. Retrieved September 10, 2012.