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Gregory R. Wiseman (NASA Photo JSC2009-E-228734)

Biographical Data

NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Born in 1975, Wiseman’s hometown is Baltimore, Maryland.  Married to the former Carroll Taylor of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  They have two daughters.  Wiseman’s parents, Bill and Judy Wiseman, reside in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Dulaney High School, Timonium, Maryland, 1993; B.S., Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1997; M.S., Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006.

ORGANIZATIONS:  Tailhook Association, R.P.I. Alumni Association, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

SPECIAL HONORS:  Air Medal with Combat V (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, various other campaign and service awards

EXPERIENCE:  Wiseman was commissioned through ROTC following graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1997 and reported to Pensacola, Florida, for flight training.  He was designated as a Naval Aviator in 1999 and reported to Fighter Squadron 101, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, for transition to the F-14 Tomcat.  Following his initial training, Wiseman was assigned to Fighter Squadron 31, also at Oceana, and made two deployments to the Middle East, supporting Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  During his second deployment in 2003, he was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Class 125.  Following graduation in June 2004, Wiseman was assigned as a Test Pilot and Project Officer at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.  At VX-23, Wiseman earned his M.S. degree and worked various flight test programs involving the F-35 Lightning II, F-18 weapons separation, Ship Suitability and the T-45 Goshawk.  Following his tour at Patuxent River, Wiseman reported to Carrier Air Wing Seventeen as the Strike Operations Officer, where he completed a deployment around South America.  From there, he was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 103, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, flying the FA-18F Super Hornet.  He was deployed to the Middle East when he was selected for astronaut training.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Wiseman reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 2009 and completed astronaut candidate training in May 2011.  He is currently assigned as an International Space Station Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) at Mission Control in Houston.

Wiseman has been assigned to the Expedition 40 crew as a Flight Engineer and is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz 39 in June 2014.