Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

28 Août, 2018, 20:05 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

A NASA spokeswoman says his departure is effective Friday and that he is leaving for personal reasons that the space agency can not discuss due to privacy laws.

News Brief: NASA says Alaskan astronaut candidate Robb Kulin is leaving his training program at the end of this month, one year after his selection for the Class of 2017. The resignation goes into effect on Friday, August 31.

Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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The class will - barring any future resignations - graduate with 11 individuals.

Kulin hasn't issued a statement elaborating on his decision to leave the program. His resume is both extensive and impressive, including a long stint working for SpaceX; he's also a private pilot and worked as a commercial fisherman, among other things.

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