Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger  is an astronaut now working in Seattle who was a mission specialist with NASA on the International Space Station and on the Space Shuttle on STS-131. She also has a passions for science education, especially Geology and entomology. Dottie first became a high-school science teacher where a classroom question led her to the NASA website and their program for teachers to become astronauts. She was selected by NASA as a Mission Specialist and spent two years in intensive training.

After her space flight, she worked as a Cape Crusader for the final three shuttle missions. In June 2012, Metcalf-Lindenburger commanded the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 16. In this underwater habitat, the international crew of four aquanauts and two habitat technicians carried out simulated spacewalks to investigate the techniques and tools that may be used at a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA). Additionally, they operated under a 50-second, one?way communication delay and conducted educational and public live video appearances.



Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

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