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Astronaut Candidates 2004

Eleven astronaut candidates joined the ranks of space explorers on May 6, 2004. NASA introduced the class during a Space Day celebration at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. The class of 2004 was the first focused from the very beginning on realizing the Vision for Space Exploration.

The class included pilots, mission specialists (MS) and three mission specialist educator (MS-E) astronauts, teachers who will help ensure there's always a next generation primed to explore.

The 2004 Astronaut Candidate Class

The 2004 Astronaut Candidate Class

Seated, from left: Bobby Satcher, Chris Cassidy, Ricky Arnold and Shane Kimbrough.

Standing, from left: Jose Hernandez, Tom Marshburn, Joe Acaba, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Jim Dutton and Shannon Walker.

Not shown: Randy Bresnik.

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Photos of the 2004 Astronaut Candidates

Joe Acaba, MS-EScience/math teacher BioInterview
Ricky Arnold, MS-EScience/math teacherBioInterview
Randy Bresnik, pilotMarine Corps majorBioInterview not available
Chris Cassidy, MSNavy lieutenant commanderBioInterview
Jim Dutton, pilotAir Force majorBioInterview
Jose Hernandez, MSNASA/Johnson Space Center engineer BioInterview
Shane Kimbrough, MSArmy major BioInterview
Tom Marshburn, MSNASA/Johnson Space Center flight surgeonBioInterview
Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, MS-EScience teacherBioInterview
Bobby Satcher, MSOrthopedic surgeonBioInterview
Shannon Walker, MSNASA/Johnson Space Center engineer BioInterview

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 07/01/2009
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