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Biographical Data

Tyler N. Hague (Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force)
NASA Astronaut Candidate

PERSONAL DATA: Born in 1975 in Belleville, Kansas, but considers Hoxie, Kansas his hometown. He is married to Lt. Col. Catie Hague, U.S. Air Force. They are the proud parents of two sons. Hague enjoys exercise, flying, snow skiing and scuba. His parents, Don and Bev Hague, reside in Gering, Nebraska. His wife's parents, Charlie Devlin and Clare Keenan, reside in Chappaqua, New York.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Hoxie High School, Hoxie, Kansas, in 1994. Earned a Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1998. Earned a Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000.

SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished Graduate, United States Air Force Academy; Distinguished Graduate and top flight test engineer in the United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 03A; two Defense Meritorious Service Medals; Meritorious Service Medal; six Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals; two Air Force Commendation Medals and Air Force Combat Action Medal as well as various other campaign and service awards.

EXPERIENCE: Hague was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in May 1998. In August 2000, he was assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked on advanced spacecraft technologies. In 2003, he attended the flight test engineering course at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California. Following graduation in 2004, he worked at the 416 Flight Test Squadron, testing F-16, F-15 and T-38 aircraft. In late 2004, he deployed for five months to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom conducting experimental airborne reconnaissance. In 2006, Hague joined the Department of Astronautics faculty at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, where he instructed courses in introductory astronautics, linear control system analysis and design, and scuba. In 2009, Hague was selected for the Air Force Fellows program in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned as a member of personal staff in the United States Senate advising on matters of national defense and foreign policy. Following his fellowship, he served in the Pentagon as a congressional appropriations liaison for United States Central Command. In 2012, Hague was assigned to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Crystal City, Virginia, as the Deputy Division Chief for research and development, where he worked until he commenced astronaut training.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Hague was selected in June 2013, as one of eight members of the 21st NASA astronaut class. In August 2013, he began Astronaut Candidate Training, which will include scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), Robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training and water and wilderness survival training.